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Hamilton Gardens

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Address: Hungerford Crescent | SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton, New Zealand
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Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens.

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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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Best place to unwind

This is the best escape from the busy city life. I can't say anything bad about this beautiful place. Great thing to do is go there when you want some alone time, go to the map... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the best escape from the busy city life. I can't say anything bad about this beautiful place. Great thing to do is go there when you want some alone time, go to the map, point at a garden and spend at least 10-20 minutes just enjoying the garden or even just doing your own thing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Gorgeous park to visit! They've done such a wonderful job with this place. Too many photo opportunities to count! I take all our visitors & the reaction is alway the same - WOW!! Definitely add this to your to-do list.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gardens still lovely, some being replanted, and few hadnt bloomed. But hat off to the team who do the work it must go on forever. Pleasant walk with kids and easy going for us seniors. Nice cafe at entrance with outdoor setting. A donation if you choose for the nice excursion away from hoards. Take a picnic by lake.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful gardens. Stroll around these gardens, a must to view if stopping in Hamilton. Area includes a cafe and plenty of room to relax and soak scenery and sun.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not that much into gardens but this was outstanding. Lots of variety, country by country, You can spend an hour or 3 hours, something interesting around every corner, Very well presented, and all free. Cafe on site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a nice gently stroll through the gardens, the vege patch is impressive! Cool looking playground for the kids

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always a good place for a stroll .Different gardens have highlights at differing times of the year of course. Love the Indian garden in the summer.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Gardens are a jewel in Hamilton's crown. So many beautfiully envisaged gardens to explore, as well as open spaces and a new children's playground. And, every Feburary the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival seems to showcase more and more arts and music.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for people of all ages. Beautiful gardens and more to see each visit. A bit difficult with a wheelchair at some points but fairly user friendly. My grandchildren love to visit as so much to see and do.

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Hamilton garden is a must on a list of places to visit.The garden offers something for everyone from the stunning garden individuality of various international peoples and countries.Each layout is beautifully laid out and i'm sure it would make a nostalgic moment for many tourists as well as NZers visiting the area.These gardens are not a 5min perusal and... More 

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