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Address: Cobham Drive (State Highway 1) | Private Bag 3010, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-838 6782
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Description: Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens. Transport yourself...
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 Gardens beautiful to see! "The Tudors are coming!"

Allow time to tour these gardens in Hamilton, NZ. Beautiful theme gardens, flowers galore! Gift shop and art shows are offered. A short bus ride from central Hamilton.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Allow time to tour these gardens in Hamilton, NZ. Beautiful theme gardens, flowers galore! Gift shop and art shows are offered. A short bus ride from central Hamilton.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The gardens are amazing but the only complaint I have is it was difficult to find your way around. I had a map but I still found it hard to find the places I wanted to see. I loved the backyard garden and found the information on composting and worm farming very interesting. Great to see the community garden as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The themed gardens are well worth a visit to see. Allow several hours to take in the area. We will certainly visit again. Staff also very pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We have visited Hamilton many times but this was our first visit to the gardens and what a treat it was! We visited in mid May on a beautiful sunny day and the autumn colours were just gorgeous. I loved how the gardens were separated into many small themed gardens with gorgeous flowers, buildings, benches, sculptures.....there was just so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were sitting in a cafe in Hamilton just passing through the city and decided to check trip advisor to see what the number one thing to do was. We were not disappointed when we visited the gardens. It was a rainy day and the gardens were still amazing, maybe because we were the only ones there. If you only... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stunning gardens situated in a busy area with plenty to see and do. Lots of different types of gardens with different influences. Take some bread to feed the ducks at Turtle Lake and see what else you can find in the water.

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Hamilton, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We have visited gardens around the world but have not seen anything to compare to Hamilton Gardens. The specialty gardens are a delight in their variety of design and colours. The Gardens have something for everyone and there are very good facilities for visitors, including a café. A must see in Hamilton!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I'm not much into gardens but this one is worth a visit. It's like a theme park. Would recommend for young and old.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The gardens just keep getting better! The new Tropical Garden is beautiful. Visited on Mother's Day with elderly relatives and they were blown away. Went on to wander several of the other gardens and marvelled again at the amount of work and attention that's gone into developing each one. The gardens are small enough to wander without getting tired, but... More 

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Fantastic gardens always worth a visit. Best when not raining but the cafe onsite is worth it if one gets caught in rain. The Hamilton gardens are fantastic, easy to navigate around and accessible to most people.

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