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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  • These gardens are some of the best I've ever been to. The gardens are massive - you could easily spend days here exploring them. They are definitely a must - do attraction in the Waikato. It is worth ...  more »
  • Summer season visited the Temple in one walk, but comfortable and good exercise. Also, enjoy garden style of the various countries.
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  • My wife and I have been to the gardens once a year for the last few years while it has been undergoing a transformation. The themed gardens are just fantastic and very well maintained and improved. It...  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.