Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton

(4.7/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Hamilton Gardens part of your personalized Hamilton itinerary using our Hamilton trip itinerary maker.
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  • Stunning gardens, themed, educational, beautiful and relaxing. Splendid experience and wonderful way to spend a day, a morning or afternoon, even an hour.  more »
  • Our overseas friends were amazed. The gardens are amazing. You can easily spend a half day ambling around. We have also taken friends from Christchurch to the gardens because friends of theirs recomme...  more »
  • Came here on a family vacation and it was fantastic! Very well maintained and aesthetically beautiful gardens and the perfect weather for a day out. Definitely a must-see  more »
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  • Wonderful surprise. Went here thinking it would be just another public garden but was blown away by this magically place. Well worth a visit if you're in Hamilton.
  • Blown away by the beauty! Masses of different types of gardens beautifully laid out and looked after. Fantastic rose garden in season. Can picnic on the grounds or go to the cafe which we have done 3 times now. Good selection food and great friendly service. Whole package great for NZ ers and overseas visitors.
  • Lovely environment with a lot to explore! You could easily spend a morning here if you had the patience to do a lot of walking. There is very little cover so come on a sunny day. The café is a little expensive, so bring a picnic and a frisbee to enjoy all of the open spaces! (This place is also riddled with portals and Pokéstops if you're an Ingress or Pokémon Go player)
  • A must see for anyone going to hamilton. Probably hamiltons best tourist attraction
  • Well worth the trip, South American festival in the main hall was amazing. Definitely would recommend for any one wanting to chill ax.