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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  • Not to Miss not only in Hamilton but you'll need to see you during your stay in New Zealand, free entry to the. Of a series of variously arranged by theme gardens such as: Chinese Japanese Italian English Division or fairytale Gardens property in August the feria colours of blooming flowers
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  • Went to the waikato poultry exhibition. all indoor. Good sized room. no facilities required. good atmosphere we have been for a walk through the gardens during the 2016 summer which was excellent. Ver...  more »
  • This is the best thing to do in Hamilton - and it's free!! The gardens are world class and interesting in all seasons but probably at their best in spring/early summer. You can visit just the theme ga...  more »
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  • A nice walk with gorgeous gardens. There is always a nice spot to have a picnic. The staff were busy taking care of the different gardens. The public restrooms are situated in a good spot between the car park and garden entrance. Definitely needs more car parking areas to accommodate the visitors. The cafe has good friendly customer service and nice prepared food and drinks. Outside seating but not much of a good view as it's screened off. It can be very busy and full here. In the other side of the Cafe is a big floor place which can be booked for private functions and catering. So many areas of the gardens to view. I visit here often with family. You may even find a few tron rocks hidden somewhere.
  • Beautiful varied gardens covering a huge area. One of the largest gardens in New Zealand. Awesome place to walk the dog or bring the kids. There is a large play ground area. There is a cafe on site with beautiful views. It's easy to spend a whole day here wandering around the gardens enjoying nature
  • Stunning gardens. Makes for an awesome day out for young and old. Some gardens were under construction, so looking forward to seeing the end results. Can't wait to go back.
  • A victim of its own success the gardens seem to have too many visitors and not enough parking! The cafe upgrades are great and seemed to cope with the queue although it was very long at times. Def not a place for a quiet picnic anymore. Still amazing though.
  • Only 4 stars because a few of the gardens were under construction. Everything I did see was beautiful and informative. Amazing grounds picnic friendly. There is a cafe and toilets

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