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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hungerford Crescent | SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These gardens are amazing. If you haven’t been, go! I really don’t know what to write without repeating myself. Just go!!

Thank Vance W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

How can anyone call this place average! I'm not kidding when say it was one of my favourite spots on my tour around the North Island. It's absolutely stunning and every turn transports you to a different world. I could have stayed all day.

Thank DexterCullen
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to spend a day. The sheer size and scope of the gardens is staggering. The concept of many small gardens and the way they are designed delight the senses. The feeling of anticipation when following the path and first sighting a particular...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a very pleasant Saturday afternoon walking through the formal gardens and cant believe we have driven past here for 40+ years and never stopped. The themed gardens are just stunning and beautifully prepared as you would expect, but even so they are impressive. Whilst...More

Thank simondiana2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even in winter, the tranquility of the neat greenery is a pleasure. Plants are not at their best, and the weather is not always charitable, but the gardens are well laid out and special. Inconsiderate families with screaming children doesn't bode well for peace and...More

Thank Engel621204
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best places to visit in Hamilton nice quite place to relax and have a great day out. And so much to see and smell lol

Thank shanetheman65
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing gardens. The best I have ever been. I love the different country themes. Really nice that the entry is free of charge.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we visit the Gardens there are more amazing parts to visit, from English gardens to Italian, Tudor, native maori, to name just a few The gardens are interesting for all ages. There are always many families there visiting including little ones instrollers

Thank E C P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely gardens, especially in summer, when flowers are all out. Lovely cafe for a coffee, plenty of ground for the young ones to run around, also a children's play area and finally plenty of free parking.

Thank KiwiTrev53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Map costs $2, with free brief explanation of all ongoings and gardens. We had an hour to spare so were told which to visit first and how to get the best experience. Not a guided tour. So great to walk around the themed gardens, loved...More

Thank Meremaid
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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