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Hamilton Gardens

Hungerford Crescent | SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), 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 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I always make the effort to visit the gardens when in hamilton and even though it was a rainy Sunday morning it was still a great time. I took a friend who hadn't been before. The Tudors garden was open this time and was very...More

Thank Tash L
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We heard that the gardens at Hamilton are really nice but this just blew us out of the water! We only had enough time to do the themed and enclosed gardens but if we come back want to visit the rest of the region also....More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 25 June 2017

What a lovely place to visit. Plenty of parking (even on Anzac Day) and the place didn't feel crowded either. Some beautiful gardens to enjoy and to be inspired by.

Thank PamNottingham_UK
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Awesomeness! !! Worth the time spent. Floral arrangements and gardens are great. Definitely walk the cultural garden arrangements.

Thank o-Kevin-o
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Hamilton Gardens has been named as one of the top gardens in the world. It has multiple themed areas on different garden styles from around the world, expectly done in each instance, and is constantly adding new areas as funds permit. There is nil entrance...More

Thank thehaven2017
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

My friends and I visited the gardens on a winters day, we weren't disappointed. We had missed most of the blooms and all the gardeners (56 of them) were out pruning, weeding and planting but there was still plenty to see. The gardens which are...More

Thank RacJac
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Now I am not really a gardener but my husband is and so we went. I really enjoyed the walk through these extremely well maintained gardens. We paid the $2 for the detailed map and followed the suggested walking tour which took about an hour....More

Thank just_mazza
Reviewed 20 June 2017

A great place to go to relax and enjoy nature. Lots of options for styles of gardens to learn about, plus a playground for the kids to enjoy.

Thank belle-hales
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

These gardens are really laid out well. With more development to come to keep you going back. Great cafe over looking the lake. Well worth a visit. Donation for a guide booklet which is very informative.

1  Thank Christine W
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Visited over a winter weekend and although going through some renovations - was lovely to walk through the gardens. Nothing quite like it that I've been to and definitely worth a visit if you are travelling through Hamilton.

Thank rebeccaohagan
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15 August 2017|
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Response from marynasuke | Reviewed this property |
No there isn't.
10 July 2015|
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Response from Hamilton G | Property representative |
Hi, The enclosed sector contains our themed gardens and we recommend approximately two hours to enjoy this area. The wider site is spread across 54 hectares with some highlights including the Rogers Rose Garden, display... More
14 June 2015|
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Response from Hamilton G | Property representative |
Hi Barb, thanks for your query - and look forward to seeing you! The Gardens have been designed for year-round colour. We replace the flowers in the Indian Char Bagh twice a year (more than 4,000 flowers!) so they will be... More