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Hamilton Gardens

Hungerford Crescent | Sh1, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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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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Hungerford Crescent | Sh1, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6782
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Reviewed yesterday

Was greatly surprised with the beauty of this magnificent garden.This is a must visit if your are in the Hamilton area. The different kind of gardens in the one area. It is very well kept. You get to see so many nations gardens in one...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We were only staying at Hamilton for one night, then heading south. So glad we had time to visit the gardens before leaving! It's a very impressive piece of art! can't believe it's free to enter! Most of the gardens are very pretty, with some...More

Thank Silvia L
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love this botanic gardens, it is well maintain. A lot of theme you will never missed. NO ENTRANCE FEE CHARGE! you can spend long day in there snap a lot beautiful pics. I saw a couples have their prewedding photo shoot in there... its...More

Thank Chelsea C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Hamilton Gardens make a perfect lunch stopover and stroll during the drive from Auckland to Napier, New Zealand. Easily located off the highway, the extensive parking area is free. Signs indicate restrooms, an information center and café with indoor and outdoor seating. In good...More

Thank simcha
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Hamilton Gardens is a beautiful place lots of different garden settings to view.Great to spend the day walking around.

Thank Donald I
Reviewed 6 days ago

The themed gardens are superb and can compete with the best in the world. They would be of interest to all- non -gardeners and children would be very happy exploring and having their imagination stimulated. We loved the rose garden also but, unfortunately , did...More

Thank w4play
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a great time wandering around the gardens, the rose garden was spectacular, definitely worth a visit and free entry!

Thank lyn3green
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best example of garden rooms I have seen worldwide. Will only improve as number of rooms grow. Easily the best thing to do in Hamilton.

Thank Matthew R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited at 5pm on a week day and it was great. Quiet cafe great for coffee that closes at 6 then stroll through Gardens that are open till 8 in the summer time. Great place to visit

Thank piripono
Reviewed 1 week ago

We're not big garden visitors but had been told these were well worth a look. So went along for a quick look-see. WOW! What spectacular gardens. You need at least two hours to do it justice and a half day could be easily spent. Best...More

Thank DanandLiz3107
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bo l
8 September 2017|
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Response from marynasuke | Reviewed this property |
Yes, :) unless you wanted to buy the garden map at 2$ that's all.
bo l
8 September 2017|
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Response from DexterCullen | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is still free :)
15 August 2017|
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Response from marynasuke | Reviewed this property |
No there isn't.