NEW GARDEN: Concept Garden

February 2018
Thu 1st



From 9am 


Entry and parking to Hamilton Gardens is free. 


The latest garden to be revealed at Hamilton Gardens features an oversized steampunk blimp!

Designed to glide silently through the night delivering plants and pruning hard-to-reach hedges for the gardening team, the Huddleston airship is chock-full of industrial gadgets and mechanical steam engines. It arrives from a time when steam power ruled the world and can be spotted hovering beside the Concept Garden. 

Come along to the public opening to meet Gardens Director Dr Peter Sergel before exploring this fantasy garden and taking a selfie with our floating airship.

The garden forms part of the Fantasy Collection and is a modern representation of the Gardens’ internationally unique concept of telling the Story of Gardens through time, and across different civilisations.

Read more about the Concept Garden and Huddleston here

View the official public opening event on Facebook here

Or, come along on Saturday, 3 February to mingle with some of New Zealand's most fantastical steampunkers from the Waipa Steamers from 11am to 2pm.