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Hamilton Gardens

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Address: Hungerford Crescent | SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-838 6782
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Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens.

Transport yourself through...

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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Hamilton, NZ

Wonderful garden. Could easily spend the whole day. Rose garden was coming into the bloom. Enjoyed the various country garden sections.

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Glenview
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful garden. Could easily spend the whole day. Rose garden was coming into the bloom. Enjoyed the various country garden sections.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Much more than an ordinary parklands and garden. There are several gardens ( with more planned/ in progress) with different themes/styles,all well designed and tended. The gardens range from the exotic and structured to the practical vegetable garden. A great place to wander around or just relax. Definitely worth a visit and there is no admission fee.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was very impressed with the Hamilton gardens, I wished I had more time to explore them more. Next time I am in Hamilton, will spend half a day there for sure

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful gardens with different influences from around the globe. Loved the Indian, Italian and Maori gardens as well as the Alice in Wonderland one!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting a friend in Hamilton and she took me for a walk in the Hamilton Gardens. Absolutely stunning. Never heard about it before and think it's one of the best I've seen in NZ. Lots of 'rooms' to go in to, kitchen garden, Italian garden , Tudor garden tropical garden Maori garden Japanese and so much more. Lakes and great... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful day out so much to see all gardens great but the India one stood out the most. It gave me good ideas for my home garden.

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Lancashire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hamilton Gardens far surpassed my expectations. The fact that there is no entrance fee is superb, so no excuse for a trip for the whole family as there is plenty to see. The gardens themselves are very well presented and the worldwide section which represents different garden styles of the world is superb. A thoroughly enjoyable day. I will return... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting family in Hamilton, this was my first trip to the gardens and I was extremely impressed! My 9 year old niece showed me around and we had a fantastic afternoon in the sun, exploring all of the different spaces. So much beauty and diversity, each area with its own look and vibe. Hard to pick a highlight, but I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been here a few years ago and it's great to see the new additions and the future projects. Great to keep coming back. Will always recommend seeing them, even though all the gardens everywhere were looking beautiful in November

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place where you explore so many gardens and it is very interesting. You can see lots of gardens from so many cultures

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