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“Fantastic Gardens”
Review of Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens
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US$10.80*
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Hamilton Gardens Guided Tour
Ranked #1 of 64 things to do in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Feilding, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Fantastic Gardens”
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a fabulous place to visit, you can make a whole day of it looking around the various themed gardens. We were lucky to have a beautiful day and spent quite a while there. Unfortunately we were just passing through as I know we could easily have spent longer. Absolutely loved it, great place for taking the family.

Visited March 2017
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Never knew this garden existed and had previously lived near by. It is such a great place to bring family to, lovely to walk around, tranquil & so well designed. I can't wait to see the new gardens when I am next in NZ. So lucky to have this beautiful garden to enjoy anytime you wasn't. Well done Hamilton

Visited February 2017
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Sydney, Australia
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474 reviews
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“Inner city haven”
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This site is constantly being developed and improved. Located between the main highway and the waikato river this an amazing diverse series of formal and unstructured gardens. Runners and walkers will love the trails and paths to explore. A low several hours if you want to see much of it.

Visited February 2017
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Denver, Colorado
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“Well kept garden”
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful garden filled with gorgeous flowers. It's a nice place for an afternoon stroll or for photographing all sorts of plants and flowers. Worth checking out!

Visited January 2017
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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“BEE U T fullll”
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Free parking and free to wonder around in the beautiful gardens all man made this place used to be the old dump, looks amazing now and great for kids to run around and play eye spy, wide pathways for wheelchair and push chairs (some stairs) different garden settings and often they have something going on. Cafè on site but pack a picnic

Visited August 2016
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