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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  • October 12, 2017
    Beautiful, spacious gardens with a bunch of walled 'Fantasy' Gardens with themes from all over the world. Spring to summer would probably be the best time for flowers, but some (like the Japanese and ...  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    Hamilton Gardens represent a world-class collection of gardens with design features typifying many diverse cultures. These feature gardens are constantly being added to year by year.  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    Many different themed gardens to visit for free. I really enjoyed seeing the Maori cultural gardens and permaculture garden ( just cause I'm interested in that stuff). You can book the different garde...  more »
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  • September 13, 2017
    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.
  • September 6, 2017
    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
  • September 20, 2017
    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.
  • August 20, 2017
    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.
  • September 7, 2017
    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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