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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  • Easy to find with parking a public transport adjacent. Gardens were a wonderful way to spend a few hours. We came through at opening and were presented with tranquil gardens before the rush started ar...  more »
  • I took my Mature Englih friends to the garden .it was a very hot day .plenty of places to sit and rest .could do with some drinking fountains.each area well laid out with a great flow effect .too hot ...  more »
  • I have been to any botanical gardens, but visiting the Hamilton Gardens was a unique experience. There are courtyards that lead into multiple doorways to gardens that are shielded from view my hedges....  more »
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  • This is one of the best gardens I have been to in NZ. Very well maintained. A lot of events hosted here as well. Different themed gardens are awesome. A must visit. Edit December 2017 - for quite a lot of years in a row this has been one of the best garden in the wider region. Always something new is going on. Good to check the event calendar. A very awesome place for a day's excursion with family and kids. Spring season is a wonderful with amazing colours everywhere. New themes are being added over time. The cafe in here has been aptly used as a major events venue. Highly recommended.
  • Definitely worth to check it out! Great garden! I’m so excited to see more after the fantasy gardens are finished. This place is so magical, you can literally see all types of gardens around the world without actually travelling. Highly recommend!! Suitable for family and tourists.
  • Magic, Serenity, Peace.. three impressions that stand out when you walk through the gardens. Maybe you'd like to take a stroll through the tropical garden where beautiful birds of paradise line your path to a lovely bridge. Or perhaps you'd love to walk through the Japanese garden and sit in the traditional house poised over a small pond and just enjoy the peace and serenity that gently sweeps over your being and calms your mind and soul. Take a stroll through the Italian Renaissance garden with picture perfect fountains and sculpture, or the Indian garden with a stunning arrangement of bright vibrant flowers. You can also enjoy a meal at the garden cafe or a refreshing glass of water either before or after your exploration of the gardens. There is a place for everyone that will evoke a sense of wonder, awe and peacefulness. A must-see when visiting Hamilton.
  • Beautifully maintained gardens. Lots of variety. Excited to hear they are developing more garden styles in the future. We could already see the tree tips in the still- developing Surrealist garden, very cool and weird looking! Its amazing all this is free since it's obvious a lot of effort is put into it.
  • Decent Place to go to if you like different cultures and plants. There are amazing and beautiful flowers there. It is suitable for all ages, great place to bond with friends and family, generally just have a good place to enjoy yourselves and have a wonderful time. Enjoy the flowers!

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As a modern, major city, Hamilton has an extensive range of accommodations available. Get views of the river at luxury and boutique hotels, stop off at a backpackers' hostel, or look into the selection of rental apartments. Farther out of town along the main roads, motels and campsites provide a cost-effective option for those traveling by car.
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