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Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton
Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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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I was in Hamilton on work and had a couple of hours free before catching a plane home and the gardens were recommended to me. So glad I went. What beautiful, inspirational gardens! so much variety. As... read more »
I was amazed with how beautiful Hamilton gardens are and also how little they are promoted...the themed gardens are gorgeous
It's so easy to spend a few hours wandering around these beautiful gardens. They are amazing and best of all its free.
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)
Easy walk around great surroundings. Huge selection of different types of gardens. Always updated. Great place to take the kids
Beautiful Gardens. The best in NZ. All themed nicely. The Japanese garden was being redone for spring when we went, but it didn't diminish the excitement of going
Pretty area to visit. Be sure to allow plenty of time to fully explore. The river cruise is also a unique experience that I recommend
Wei Minn Phee
A must go if visiting Hamilton... Pack a picnic or go for a walk around the various themed gardens... There's also lots of events on during summer months worth checking out
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