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Hamilton Gardens

Cobham Drive (State Highway 1) | Private Bag 3010, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Hamilton
Type: Gardens
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... more » 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. « less
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waitomo
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A great place to spend half a day. Probably the best attraction in Hamilton.The theme gardens are a delight and with the others to be completed soon the gardens will be even better.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A fun place for a walk around. Nothing adventurous or startling but some fun nooks and crannies and a dffernt type of feeling around each corner. I have been visiting Hamilton Garden for 16 years and I have never been bored with a visit. When the kids were little they loved it so much - running ahead and hiding etc.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A terrific way to spend either an afternoon or whole day walking around the themed gardens of the world. There has been such care and attention taken to the display of the gardens. It is so easy to get intentionally lost in the calm of the gardens that you don't want to leave. It is a must see attraction if... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I live in Hamilton so we visit the Gardens quite often. When you tire from walking around, there is a lovely little Café where you can have coffee or tea and a very nice lunch. The Gardens are beautiful and there are always new ones being opened. The Tropical Garden is the most recent one to open. There are frequently... More

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Hamlton
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Hamilton Gardens are set in a large park which includes a number of attractions-lakes, cafes, gardens, tourist center etc. The gardens are bordered by the Waikato river which is outlet for Lake Taupo to the south. A centre part of the park is devoted to garden themes from a number of countries. We enjoyed the Italian and Indian gardens... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Was pleasantly surprised by this place and didn't manage to see all of it so worth a visit next time.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Each year the Hamilton Gardens are a truly wonderful sight to behold Such variety in the design concepts . Excellent for ideas that you can scale down to suit the home garden Lovely spot for a quiet time to contemplate or to smell the roses. We always take our overseas visitors for a wander and they are most impressed Would... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Without doubt Hamiltons top tourist destination & a credit to the Hamilton City Council & Hamiltons Ratepayers . Not only are the range of gardens outstanding ,but as the venue for the annual Hamilton Gardens Festival the gardens attract a wide range of entertainers & an increasing number of visitors to enjoy the venue .

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you have a few hours to spare, Hamilton Gardens will easily fill the gap; within easy stroll of each other, beautiful gardens have been created representing different parts of the world, stroll around the picturesque lake or the Rhododendran garden or the rose garden or the sustainable garden (there is something for every garden lovers taste)...take a picnic lunch... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

These gardens are worth making time for and I mean time. Expect to spend quite a few hours there. Take a picnic of there is a café there that has excellent service. Plenty of parking. Well worth the effort. Each garden has a theme of it's own.

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