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“Great way to spend the afternoon” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens
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$10.80*
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Hamilton Gardens Guided Tour
Ranked #1 of 62 things to do in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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“Great way to spend the afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Immaculate grounds, well worth a visit when in Hamilton.

The cafe is a little overpriced so bring your own coffee and snacks!

Visited September 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

The gardens are well designed to enable you to visit for a short period of time or all day. We spent 3 hours at the gardens and could have stayed all day.

Visited September 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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140 reviews
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“Well Maintained”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is one place one will find to be exciting and informative. Hamilton Gardens is a well-planned project where a visitor will not only feel relaxed, but also get an insight into how gardens are set worldwide and its link to the local culture. You need a better part of half a day to relish the settings. Do not forget to spend some time near lake.

Visited June 2013
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Kaitaia, Northland, New Zealand
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“Wonderful Gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

We really enjoyed our visit to the Hamilton Gardens. There is certainly something for everyone with the many themed gardens as well as the wide open park like spaces for the kids to run and play.Would have loved to have had more time there but will just have to plan a proper visit to Hamilton to explore more,

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Fantastic Gardens”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

It was a drive by visit for me but next time i would love to spend a lot more time here. Some great formal and themed gardens

Visited May 2013
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