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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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Beautiful Gardens, Something for Everyone

The Hamilton Gardens are evolving all the time and are now a world class garden to visit, with lots of themed well tendered gardens. Great for all ages, cafe and easy parking. No... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Hamilton Gardens are evolving all the time and are now a world class garden to visit, with lots of themed well tendered gardens. Great for all ages, cafe and easy parking. No entrance fee donations accepted. Fanastic spot to meet friends and families for picnic

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Cambridge, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Two weeks celebrating art, music, drama in the wonderful 20-gardens in one place by the side of the Waikato River

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I'm not a huge fan of gardens, but this place was beautiful. We heard about from the local tourism radio station. So our visit was not a planned one. But if you are going to Hamilton it's a definite must see. We only got to see a quarter of it and are planning to come back to spend a full... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Hamilton, New Zealand, please visit Hamilton gardens. It is well worth the trip. Each garden is themed like a room and there is a surprise at every corner. Absolutely stunning work to create and maintain these gardens with new ones in the future. As well as flowers, shrubs and trees there are ponds and fountains and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Hamilton Gardens are world class and definitely worth a look when passing by, They have multiple world themed 7& specialist species gardens. The volunteers were very helpful, you will take plenty of photos there.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The layout of these gardens is fantastic, taking the visitor through gardens from around the world in surprising and interesting ways. Well worth a visit if you're in Hamilton. The cafe was good too. Good coffee (what else in New Zealand!) and tasty, healthy and filling food.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I'm not the type to visit a garden attraction, but I'm so glad I did. My wife and I, before we were married, visited a friend of hers living in Hamilton. Not know much about the city, we had one day to fill before we headed south. Not sure why, but we landed at the Hamilton Gardens. This place is... More 

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Taupo
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Hamilton Gardens are a huge complex, needing at least half a day to explore properly. The highlight is six separate area-themed gardens, such as the Italian Garden, which feature plants from that particular geographical area. There is also an extensive rose garden, where trials for NZ roses are conducted, as well as miles of walks through park like surrounds.... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

fantastic place to visit. all styles of gardens are very well done. I love the Indian Garden, Italian Garden and the tropical gardens...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The beauty of this place, is that it doesnt matter what season you visit it, its always a great place to return visit. Photographers especially will love this place!!

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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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