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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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Spacious and beautiful, even in rain

Beautiful place, even in the rain. Very large, and would have loved to spend more time here, especially when more flowers would be in bloom.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful place, even in the rain. Very large, and would have loved to spend more time here, especially when more flowers would be in bloom.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely place to visit, all the different gardens,loved the Italian, Maori, English, well actually I loved all of them!! Cafe was excellent too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very well thought off gardens in Hamilton New Zealand. Different themes made it more attractive. Lots of flora and fauna to look at. Perfect place for wedding photographs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited gardens all over the world and nothing comes close to Hamilton Gardens. Make sure you put at least a full day to visit as there is so u h to see. There are themed gardens and my own personal favourites are the English and Italian. We take a picnic down there for super or enjoy the Sunday... More 

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

I've visited these gardens several times, over many years, and every time I am surprised at how they've grown, what new features have been added, and how good it all is. The gardens are divided into themed 'rooms', each one of which is a delight. It's a perfect place to take a picnic.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the gardens for the first time! Totally amazed by how beautiful they are.. well maintained and the cafe was delicious! there is even a peacock wandering around!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hamilton gardens are a great place to visit ! They are next to the Waikato River and include a lovely selection of themed gardens from all over the world! There is a good cafe there too overlooking a small lake!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful garden. Could easily spend the whole day. Rose garden was coming into the bloom. Enjoyed the various country garden sections.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Much more than an ordinary parklands and garden. There are several gardens ( with more planned/ in progress) with different themes/styles,all well designed and tended. The gardens range from the exotic and structured to the practical vegetable garden. A great place to wander around or just relax. Definitely worth a visit and there is no admission fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very impressed with the Hamilton gardens, I wished I had more time to explore them more. Next time I am in Hamilton, will spend half a day there for sure

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