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Hamilton Gardens

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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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My favourite thing to do in Hamilton on a nice day. Not so good over winter but still plenty to do. Can visit quickly or stay for a lot longer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My favourite thing to do in Hamilton on a nice day. Not so good over winter but still plenty to do. Can visit quickly or stay for a lot longer.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A lovely green oasis very close to the heart of the city. Helpful staff at the information centre will provide you with a map and explanation of the "themed" garden rooms. Take your camera and immerse yourself in greenery.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Even though it was in winter, the settings and plants are impressive. Enjoyed the walking with friends there in a sunny day. Came across the annual cat show there.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Lots of different gardens to look at in various themes. I still love the Indian garden and the English garden but something for everyone. A really good visit, well worth the time. Kids love it too.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visited Hamilton Gardens in July 2015, during a particularly cold and frosty week! The Gardens nevertheless were in a beautiful condition, so many different types of gardens within the space - Chinese, Japanese, English, Fantasy etc. Spent a good couple of hours here, very peaceful and lots to see. Definitely a must see if you are in Hamilton or passing... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The best, FREE attraction in Hamilton, especially on a sunny day. Always well maintained and looking fresh and attractive. Parking can be tricky on a busy day.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I always bring my International Japanese students here to show our beautiful gardens from all over the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My family has adopted this garden as our own backyard ever since the kids were little. So much to see and always changing with the seasons. Will definitely keep visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place to go for the day,different gardens to visit.ie chinese american english italian and a recent maori area opened up.There are very often weddings here which is nice to see. The kids can run around,and a nice walk round turtle lake is a bonus or a walk through the rose gardens,plus a play area for the littlies. Then relax... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Love the gardens, best free thing to do in Hamilton. Take a picnic lunch or eat at the café onsite. Beautiful gardens and recommend attending the arts festival in March and also the Tulip festival. Great asset for Hamilton. Visit the Maori Gardens in early April before the Kumara harvest.

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