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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  • A great place to hang out on rainless days. The second entrance going toward the river (just past the greenhouse) has a great playground for kids. Walk Southeast and cross the bridge to get to the cafe and the main entrance to the gardens. The other entrance by the roundabout is fine too and has a larger area for parking.
  • Wonderful place to visit any time of year! Great volunteers, great flower show of many varieties, plant sales each month. Great scones with ample jam and cream in the cafe for only $5! Should be a must on any itinerary.
  • Absolutely stunning! This is a must-see attraction if you are visiting the area. Make sure you have at least a few hours to even just walk through it all. Free entrance.
  • I found the Gardens really worth looking at, even on mid-winter when at their least colourful. The design aspect could be easily seen, taken on board and enjoyed. This was born out by the large number of family groups enjoying them, same time, with many youngsters interacting with the designs and also the plants. Well done Hamilton Gardens.
  • You can spend a lot of time here, with lots to see. First of all you can walk around the bridge on the lake, feed the ducks, sometimes spot a turtle. There is a new, awesome kids playground if you have little ones. Then there are many different themes gardens, we loved the Chinese one. And there is a cafe and information centre.
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