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Hamilton Gardens

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Address: Hungerford Crescent | SH1 (Off Cobham Drive), Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-838 6782
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Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens.

Transport yourself through...

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 walk in garden I have ever had.

This would have to be the best walk in the garden I have every had. There was plenty of different garden themes to choose from. Awesome AAA+++

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Raglan, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This would have to be the best walk in the garden I have every had. There was plenty of different garden themes to choose from. Awesome AAA+++

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a treasure in Hamilton! I've been to botanic gardens around the world and believe these are among the best. They are free, gorgeous and definitely worth a visit year round. My favorite is the English garden. One day a week in the summer the venue has live music and food trucks, which is lovely and fun for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If your travelling through Hamilton the gardens are a must see. The area is divided into green park, a lake and the feature gardens, each with their own theme. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the area. Bonus there is no cost to enter the gardens.

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

Fairly basic cafe without much character. Polite service with basic food. Nice surroundings on a sunny day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful day out. I can't believe there is no admission fee to such a beautiful place. I went mid week so it wasn't too busy & I had the opportunity for hundreds of beautiful photos. The Indian themed garden was loaded with butterflies & flowers & the glasshouse was just stunning & vibrantly colourful. I can't wait to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great way to spend an afternoon.lovely gardens devoted to different countries.lovely cafe to sit and eat in between viewing the gardens

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't leave the Waikato without a visit to the Hamilton Gardens. This is a place of superior beauty, with lovely pathways, suitable for prams, pushchairs, and wheelchairs. If you are into photography you will be spoilt for choice here. There are not only the gardens but the Waikato River meandering by, with views of this from various spot at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was raining the day I went ,but I couldn't get over how colorful each section was ,each garden was decorated from different countries ,Japan stood out for me ,it was also very tranquil,again the staff were so friendly and helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful maintained themed gardens. A must see when in Hamilton. A photographer's dream.A lovely coffee shop with a huge variety of delicious dishes and a great view. Great in summertime when one can have a picnic on the lawns or enjoy the international food stalls till late in the evening. A+

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

there is nothing else like this anywhere I have been, a must see for anyone, not just gardeners. Young and old can enjoy walking round the gardens, something for everyone

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