Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton

4.8
Take a stroll or catch a performance at Hamilton Gardens, which has dozens of themed gardens and hosts over 2,000 events every year. The many gardens are organized into various departments--paradise, productive, fantasy, cultivar, and landscape--and feature everything from a traditional Victorian flower garden to the unconventional Modernist garden. Events include musical performances, talks on the history of gardens, and cultural festivals. There are also daily tours of the grounds and programming for children interested in learning more about the plants that surround them. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Hamilton Gardens by using our Hamilton sightseeing planning site .
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  • This wasn’t on our original tour plan. We decided to stop on the recommendation of our Auckland taxi driver. Sure glad we did. The gardens are pretty amazing. We also had lunch at the cafe which was q...  more »
  • I did not expect much but was plesently suprised. suitable for sunny days, not under cover so tougher for the wet days.  more »
  • These gardens are free (!) to wander around (and there was no charge for parking either) and are divided into lovely, themed areas, with signage explaining the themes of each area. Even the kids (12 a...  more »
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  • Beautiful long standing place to visit. Great walk through, very easy walking with nice wide pathways and a vast variety of gardens to look at. Gorgeous art work also. There are descriptions of every garden at each site so you get to learn the history of the garden and plants. Most plants have plaques with their Latin & English names so it is very educational. There's a nice cafe to visit and you can walk down by the river. Also nice off track pathways for a bit more of a private bush walk too. Love it here.
  • An absolutely gorgeous set of gardens. You need at least two or more hours to do it justice - we spent an hour and a half wandering around before the kids became hungry and we then had to sprint through the culinary and cosmetic gardens. If we're ever in Hamilton again or even driving through, we would definitely return.
  • Came during summer. Love this place so much! Gardens are very well maintained and there are so many - each takes inspiration from a different country or era. Free entry is a bonus. Ample parking
  • Great family day out. Absolutely gorgeous gardens. I love how each garden is unique, it was like a trip around the world without having to leave the country. My favourite was the Itallian renaissance garden. The kids loved the playground with the secret garden. Lots to explore. Great for a day trip.
  • Really great place for playing Pokemon Go! loads of gyms and pokestops, easy to walk heaps foe hatching eggs. Cafe is a bit pricey but fair considering the quality. Gardens are pretty darn nice too. loads of places to take a picnic or just have a nice stroll. Heaps of photo ops. Heaps of parking and its free!
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