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Hamilton Gardens

Hungerford Crescent | Sh1, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens. Transport yourself through time and to far-flung corners of the world. Meander through a lush tropical jungle, visit ancient China and indulge yourself in a Renaissance Prince's 16th century garden. Five garden collections have been created to delight the senses, with some garden concepts reaching back 4,000 years. Hamilton Gardens is a conceptual garden based in the Waikato that explores the context, history and meaning of gardens through time, and from around the world. It is internationally recognised for its unique concept and is the Waikato region's most popular tourist destination. Only five minutes drive from Hamilton's CBD, the Gardens is open 7 days a week during daylight hours and entry and parking is free. Access is off SH1, alongside Cobham Drive on the southern side of Hamilton.
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Hungerford Crescent | Sh1, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

It is a great place with beautiful scenic beauty lot lot of flowers and peaceful atmosphere makes you great feeling.

Thank Bharti B
Reviewed 6 November 2017

What a wonderful time we spent in Hamilton Gardens! The individual gardens are excellent and very different, a real journey around style and substance. It was a joy to see so many groups of children enjoying the gardens and searching for various exhibits. I have...More

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 4 November 2017

A visit to the gardens is a very special treat not to be missed. It represents many international garden themes and has a beautiful Maori garden. It is also whimsy at places, like the vegetable and kitchen gardens. At the time of our visit, several...More

Thank Gulliver07
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The enclosed gardens are amazing.All different and all worth seeing but especially the Indian/North African inspired one.The glasshouse with orchids etc was also great to visit. There is a cafe so you can have a rest when needed.The best part .....its free entry(well, you should...More

Thank ann k
Reviewed 3 November 2017

One of the best Internaional design garden i ever visited. The team garden Japanese garden and Italian gardens are few that i love the most. Tudor garden also very good. All gardens really, very well designed and presented. I was there early morning and the...More

Thank onggie0
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We often have visitor from all over the world staying with us during the year, so top of our tourist guide trips to show them Hamilton, is a visit to the Hamilton Gardens. It doesnt matter what time of the year you go there, you...More

Thank briansZ4052HI
Reviewed 1 November 2017

A huge garden totally free and so beautiful ! You can easily spend the whole afternoon there and you will have so many beautiful pic :)

Thank Lya L
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We visited Hamilton Gardens and what a great place to spend a few hours. The walled gardens are lovely with a fantastic variety of flowers and plants. On the day we visited they had a scarecrow competition which was entertaining for the children and adults...More

Thank Peonie49
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The garden has a sections where it present the garden styles of many cultures in the world e.g. Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Andalusian etc. It's like you've visited so many gardens in the world! It's also free!! The weather was great but we didn't have too...More

Thank Azarul F
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Great place to spend your day. All the gardens have different themes. Plus a great playground for the kids. Take a picnic there with the whole family.

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2 December 2017|
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Response from 732steve | Reviewed this property |
Yes it closes at 8pm in summer and 5pm in winter
bo l
8 September 2017|
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Response from marynasuke | Reviewed this property |
Yes, :) unless you wanted to buy the garden map at 2$ that's all.
bo l
8 September 2017|
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Response from DexterCullen | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is still free :)