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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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A top class attraction. Recommended to old, young, families or solos. A fantastic garden experience which can be rushed through or enjoyed at a really relaxed speed.

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A top class attraction. Recommended to old, young, families or solos. A fantastic garden experience which can be rushed through or enjoyed at a really relaxed speed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Something to do Cool to see different ways cultures depicted a garden The sustainable food garden is amazing and offers heaps of great ideas as well as info. Do not take food that has fallen from the trees! there is a psycho lady who will get snarky and rude. Even when I didn't know the rules! Would not take children... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful, varied gardens. There was even a peacock putting on a show! See the pictures I've included. Well worth a look, for all ages and mobility m. We loved the on-site cafe as well. Doesn't disappoint

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We all really enjoyed it even though it was drizzling the whole time. Really well maintained. A huge drawcard for Hamilton. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park is HUGE and I mean you could spend more than a day here if you did everything. The small sections of themed garden on the left side when you walk in is very cute. Every section is fixed up by theme - "american", "Italian" and so on. Sure the birds used one of teh structures for a toilet... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a big garden but not as great as others we have been around north island. Expected much more from a garden of the year winner

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're into things botanical, then this is the place for you. Different areas in the gardens highlight different styles of gardens. Beautiful place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thematic gardens, lovely place, great photo opportunities. Tudor garden was our favorite. Is a big place so should spare a morning or an afternoon.

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

It doesn't matter what time of year it is these gardens are always worth I look. I have taken many overseas visitors here and they are always really impressed. It doesn't matter whether you are interested in gardening or not, the whole concept of the gardens is unique and the gardens are inspirational. They are also as good as anything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hamilton Gardens was really beautiful. fresh colours and smell whilst walking through the gardens. A must see for nature lovers. Everything from exotic plants to garden herbs from a few countries. Was even tempted to nimble on fresh kiwi fruit growing on the vines (but never fell for the temptation)...

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