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“First visit to garden”
Review of Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens
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Hamilton Gardens Guided Tour
Ranked #1 of 64 things to do in Hamilton
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Owner description: 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.
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“First visit to garden”
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

First time visited Hamilton gardens. Nice place to visit with lost of green trees, flowers. Hamilton gardens is home various flowers and cultures. Must visit for everyone

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“What a beautiful place!!”
Reviewed 12 May 2015

I was here during the autumn season...Oh My...the autumns trees are soo beautiful, with amazing autumn colours....I was so fortunate to be here at the right time, the right season to experience the beautiful autumn gardens. Definitely a place to go if you visit North Island!

Visited April 2015
Thank Wan H
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“A stunner!”
Reviewed 11 May 2015

I am ashamed to say that I have lived in Hamilton for a good number of years and have only been to the gardens for shows and a wedding or two. Walking through the Paradice Gardens is like travelling the world for free! You are transported to China, Renaissance Italy, 1950s USA, The UK and a good 1/2 dozen other locals! A must for locals and visitors alike. Make sure you take the river cruise as well A great day out and great value!

Visited May 2015
Thank MoolooBoy
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Whangarei, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Couldn't Believe My Eyes”
Reviewed 11 May 2015

I had heard of the Hamilton Gardens but I could never have imagined how stunning they'd really be.

The grounds were tidy, spotless in fact, expecially considering the large amount of people going through.

Each garden had a theme and so much detail, including historical information, and so much work had gone into them. My favourite was the Japanese Garden, and had it been springet the English garden would have been a close second.

It is very peaceful and large open spaces for dogs.

I was so upset my camera ran out of battery as I'd live to relive the gardens all over again.

Visited May 2015
Thank Emma B
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Love Hamilton Gardens”
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Beautiful setting in the gardens and beautiful service and food. A great place to enjoy the food and the sunshine.

Visited May 2015
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