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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 16 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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Sarasota, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I love gardens, and Hamilton's are exceptional. I went twice - once to enjoy sunset, and another to bring my husband there because I loved it so much. I was amazed - the second time I saw a part of the gardens I was not even aware of during my first visit! That was when we saw the international gardens.... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Brilliant, loved the new tropical gardens and always love visiting the maori gardens. always love a great walk around these gardens when I visit, and please keep free, never ever put a charge on, all people will stop going

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Tromso, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is one of the best public gardens/parks I've been to, and it's absolutely free. So well kept and with such interesting displays from around the world. I loved the Italian renaissance garden (made me home sick for Europe!), the Indian garden and the Maori garden. Some gardens were less spectacular than others, but over all a wonderful place.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It was a wonderful and unique experience.So I recommend everyone to have a visit to this place.It will be a different experience in your life.

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Perth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a great place to visit with children. We got the treasure map from the information centre and had a fun couple of hours finding everything. It's such a beautiful place.

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

been visit there couple of years ago when my hubby covering of his friend wedding very love the sorroundings of all the flowers and the landscape the grass so green and its very big garden and very enjoy the ducks on the pond and planning to visit in the garden again sometimes this year or in the summer.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Beautiful gardens and free! Kids loved exploring all the different gardens. World class in NZ. Keep up the good work Hamilton Gardens!

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Auckland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

On a recent trip to Hamilton we decided to check out the gardens which we hadn't visited for many years but had heard they had greatly improved and well worth a visit Considering it is winter and a couple of the gardens ie the English flower garden in a dormant stage the rest of the feature gardens were lovely our... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Finally, a public garden that you can enjoy without being a budding botanist. This place is a fabulous way to spend a lazy sunday. The gardens are designed beautiful and you wander fluidly through different eras and culturally inspired gardens; the Indian,Japanese and Italian being my favourites. It's free, it's huge and a good place to test out a new... More

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Auckland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had been before some years ago, but were so impressed to see the ongoing improvements and also revisit previously seen parts of the gardens. It's an absolute triumph - fascinating and enjoyable for both the green-fingered and those just wanting a stroll in a gorgeous environment. Staff were really friendly and helpful and the choices in the cafe are... More

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