Hamilton Gardens

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Hamilton Gardens
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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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Reweby
New Zealand4 contributions
Gorgeous gardens
Mar 2021
I know people joke about the gardens being the only thing to do in Hamilton but they really are spectacular. I go multiple times a year and it is just beautiful on a nice day. The gardens are immaculate, absolutely gorgeous, and 100% worth a visit!
Written 20 September 2021
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Lovely to hear! Thanks for visiting and for leaving a review 🌼
Written 6 October 2021
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Cara D
Hamilton, New Zealand12 contributions
One hit wonder
Jun 2021
The gardens are a must see when your visiting Hamilton, but I have to say that after the first visit it does get less exciting. Would not recommend going frequently. Is still a great place if you haven't already been!
Written 7 September 2021
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margaretaK9541PE
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Inspiration and history through the gardens.
Jul 2021
We did a tour with Trish. It was the best way to see the many different gardens and learn about their history and how they were developed in the garden. So many inspirational ideas for our own garden. Really great tourist attraction for all.
Written 1 August 2021
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Thanks for your review Margaret, that's wonderful to hear.
Written 9 August 2021
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Fiona H
Accra, Ghana34 contributions
Themed gardens
Jul 2021 • Couples
We had limited time so zipped through the themed gardens. Fabulous. All staff friendly, knowledgable and pleased to help.
We visited in the middle of the winter and i would like to return in summertime when gardens are in full bloom. But still very worthwile seeing.
There were 17 themed gardens. A interlinked. More under construction.
Written 3 July 2021
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Wonderful to hear! Thanks for visiting and for leaving a review 🌼 Ka kite ano!
Written 14 July 2021
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MelB
33 contributions
Well worth a trip
Jul 2021 • Family
Wear good shoes, take your time. It's a beautiful treat. Gorgeous shadows, amazing plants and design. Definitely somewhere to visit in each season as each garden will look different with the changes. There is structure and whimsical at every turn. A must see.
Written 3 July 2021
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Great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write a review 🌼
Written 14 July 2021
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John and Les C
New Plymouth, New Zealand374 contributions
Lovely Gardens - Well Worth A Visit
Jun 2021
What great gardens! Well kept and a range of themes - enjoyed the stroll around all of them - the host in the Gift Shop pointed out the highlights prior to our.

Lots of favourites - perhaps the Indian themed garden was the best but all had nice features (and some surprises).

Nice Gift Shop too!
Written 19 June 2021
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Thanks for the review John and Les - that's great to hear! The Indian Char Bagh Garden is one of my favourites too. 🌼
Written 14 July 2021
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Ezra710
Christchurch, New Zealand1,366 contributions
Explore!
Jun 2021 • Couples
A return visit [again!].
Always a work in progress, giving new variety each time as well as old favourites. Something of interest around every corner and so much packed in to small spaces. And don't forget the longer walks. Thanks again, Team Hamilton!
Written 12 June 2021
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So nice to hear, thank you Ezra! Thanks for visiting (again!) and for leaving a review 🌼
Written 14 July 2021
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SSLJan2020
5 contributions
Amazing!
Apr 2021
I could have been anywhere in the world, the gardens are truly amazing. We did the "Tour" and it was well worth while - learnt so much, but these gardens need return visits.
Written 7 June 2021
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Thanks for your review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your Guided Tour. Ka kite ano! 🌼
Written 14 July 2021
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Rina F
Timaru, New Zealand30 contributions
amazing gardens
May 2021
these were more then just gardens. There were sculptures and fantasy statues everywhere. Definitely a must see when in hamilton
Written 17 May 2021
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Thank you Rina, we appreciate you leaving a review 🌼
Written 25 May 2021
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nzrbl
Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions
Great way to spend a sunny day
May 2021
We spent two hours in about 1/5 of the gardens - a lovely afternoon! There is so much to see, and with even many people around, it never felt crowded.
Written 17 May 2021
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Great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write a review 🌼
Written 25 May 2021
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