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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: Parks, 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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A world class attraction. Such a lot of work gone in to developing these gardens & still more to come! Always something to look forward too. Changes season to season. Always a pleasant place to stroll around. Nice cafe overlooking lake.Certainly won't be disappointed. Suitable for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We spent a whole day wandering through the Gardens during their Tulip Festival and had great fun. With two cafes to choose from you are spoiled for choice when dining. The lay out of the garden is easy to navigate and is a sight to see. Looking forward to doing the same this year again. Just a lovely day to... More

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Hamilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Always a treat to visit especially the new tropical garden and revisit the other gardens, great to bike to along the cycleway

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I spent a beautiful Waikato day wandering around these enchanted gardens which have a surprise around every corner. So many different gardens and all beautiful. I loved the formal designs as in the English and Italian ones. The tall hedges screening off the view until you rounded the corners to yet another feast for the eyes. The symmetry and lovely... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We got married here so are rather biased but during all seasons these gardens are so worth a visit. Diverse themed gardens, In spring take a walk through the Magnolia trees in bloom. There is nothing to dislike if you enjoy tranquility and gardens.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

When in Hamilton visit the Hamilton gardens - quite unique and a great way to spend a visit and walk.

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Garner, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Paradise collection includes a Chinese Scholar's Garden, an English Flower Garden, a Japanese Garden of Contemplation, a Modernist Garden, an Italian Renaissance Garden. The productive gardens include a Maori Garden, a kitchen garden, a sustainable backyard garden and an herb garden. The fantasy gardens include a Tudor Garden, a Tropical Garden and a Chinoiserie Garden. There are plenty of... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good place to hang out with family/friends and having picnic... especially summer and spring. be prepared to spend at least 2 hours in the garden. there are various type of garden and all of them were interesting.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful gardens. Well kept. Always innovative! Highly recommend! Doesn't matter if the weather is bad, still a great place to see. Cafe is warm and inviting too!

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Best gardens in NZ, and one of the best I've seen around the world. Go there, you won't be disappointed.

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