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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 has a range of things from herb gardens to gardens from different cultures. Also rose gardens. It also has plenty of places for kids to play and explore. It has a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Hamilton gardens has a range of things from herb gardens to gardens from different cultures. Also rose gardens. It also has plenty of places for kids to play and explore. It has a lake with a picnic area it has some sculptures and carvings and even a cafe by the lake so you can sit in the sun and look... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very interesting garden "rooms" depicting styles of several countries , something new around every corner. A real exploration that children and adults alike just love

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Apart from the small car park this is a must see for anyone visiting Hamilton. The gardens are extensive and the themed gardens are unique and world class. Sit and relax in the Cafe overlooking the lake after having a leisurely stroll around the gardens

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Gordonton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning place to go and see. Take a picnic basket, blanket and your family and go and enjoy a fun day in the gardens. So relaxing. Can't wait to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

You would be hard pressed to find a better gardens anywhere in Australasia. Be sure to visit the Italian gardens. The summer series of concerts are wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My family and I didn't get to explore as much as we would have liked so missed out on seeing the whole complex. What we did see was ok though there were a few gardens that seemed a bit dull however again we did not get to see the latest. Also, there wasn't a lot in bloom due to winter.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Even in the middle of winter, the gardens were lovely; we are able to walk, and relax in delightful settings

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Amphitheatre, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very, very brill! What a variety of garden types to be seen. And they are all precise and sufficient to indicate their different history and origins.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Wow. If only for the Paradise Gardens go. And stay to enjoy the rest. Current International Garden of the Year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Not quite sure what to expect, I was blown away by Hamilton Gardens. Easy to find (sign posts clear on all routes) and beautifully laid out the gardens are dog friendly with the exception of a small part which houses the international gardens. These are great - a small section planted with national/traditional plants and styles (such as Italy, Greece)... More 

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Address: Cobham Drive (State Highway 1) | Private Bag 3010, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-838 6782
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton

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