Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton

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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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  • Always good for a day trip for the family..Was there to attend the Flowing waters Kaupapa.. Many leople attended the event but heaps of people visisted the different gardens..  more »
  • Completely a gem in the middle of Hamilton. The gardens are expansive and creative. They are divided up in several different ways and you can wander for hours. I particularly liked the different theme...  more »
  • We stay in Hamilton and love visiting the garden on our stay. They are beautifully kept with lots of different areas to explore. There are many events that take place so give it a visit.  more »
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  • It is a very beautiful place to go to. We have been there 3 times within the last 4 months and there are still places we haven't visited yet! Very educational, or just recreational if you choose. WELL worth your time.
  • Hamilton Gardens is a collection of different styles of gardens from a Mediterranean garden to an Indian garden. They are apparently constantly adding new types of gardens (in development was a Egyptian and a Surreal gardens). Each garden you go into has a little plaque explaining what the ideal type of that garden was trying to achieve, which made it very interesting and educational, in addition to beautiful. Highly recommend.
  • Absolutely brilliant place, free of charge and immaculate. Lots of interesting areas to explore for all ages. I highly recommend a visit to this place. As always try get there early or during the week to miss the crowds. Take a book or listen to music in the peaceful bliss gardens. Bring a picnic or use the onsite cafe.
  • Must visit place, worth your time and if you haven’t been here your missing a lot. Amazing place to spend 4-5 hours with kids, family and friends. Wont regret as you have more than 10 gardens to see and mesmerise. Will love to visit again, need to plan it well in advance.
  • This place is absolutely amazing! If you want to, you can buy a map in the tourist information (opens up at 9) for 2NZ$ and spend most of the day here. We really liked the Concept Garden! You can also rent some bikes at the information but make sure to be there early because they will be gone soon. The Café besides the lake is tasty but be prepared for very cheeky birds 🐦 If you like some more walking, you can easily enter the walkway besides the river through the rose gardens and head to the city. It's also a nice walk.

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