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“Lovely gardens great layout” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens
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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.
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely gardens great layout”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

Been there many times now and the layout changes each time, flowers and setting are wonderful and there is often other events on at the garden. Good café as well.

Visited February 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“not so well kept”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Hamilton Gardens was a place we had visited previously but this time it was not quite so good & tidy.
It looked as though it had suffered cutbacks from the recession
still worth a visit too.
There was also evening concerts which detracted a bit from our daytime walks in the gardens
The hire of disability scooters to go around the gardens was excessive at $8.00 per hour.

Visited February 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Having just been to New Plymouth, I found these Gardens not so well maintained. The thematic gardens are very interesting but I was a little disappointed with the overall condition

Visited February 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent outdoor spaces”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Excellent for families. Beautifully maintained gardens with free entry. Everything well signed. Café on site - a bit pricey though.

Visited January 2014
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Sydney
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Beautiful and worth a look”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

Lovely to walk around and enjoy with the kids. The gardens are well laid out and beautifully maintained. Plenty of car parking nearby. Wish we had more time to enjoy.

Visited February 2014
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