Discover a hidden gem right at the heart of the Waikato

Experience a day of unexpected delights at Hamilton Gardens, where 18 Enclosed Gardens transport you through diverse cultures and times. Unlike any botanical garden, our unique attraction is rated among the top 3 things to do in New Zealand and is in the top 1% of attractions globally on Trip Advisor. 

Just 1.5 hours from Auckland Hamilton Gardens is a must-do on your bucket list. Each turn reveals a new world, filled with intricate details and hidden surprises. Come to capture the beauty, uncover the meaning and create unforgettable memories and stories to share. 

Enchanting Enclosed Gardens

Step into a world more wonderful through the Enclosed Collection showcasing different cultures from across time and around the globe. Every turn reveals a new delightful surprise that will leave you in awe.

Endless Adventures and Activities

Explore breath-taking themed gardens, snap perfect pictures, and unwind at our café and shop. Whether you're strolling solo or joining a highlights tour, plan your visit today and create unforgettable memories amidst natural beauty.

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Discover Hamilton Gardens' hidden secrets on one of our expertly guided highlight tours or with our fascinating Audio Guide.

Seasoned enthusiasts and curious newcomers will love taking a journey with our friendly and knowledgeable guides. You'll unveil fascinating tales and discover the cultural significance woven into every petal and pathway of the gardens.

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What our visitors say about Hamilton Gardens


Unlike anything we’ve seen before. We went in expecting to see some pretty botanical gardens and very surprised with what we got. This place has beautifully curated replicas of different gardens from all over the world. Highly recommend that you visit if you are passing through Hamilton.

Cody H, Utah, Trip Advisor

A must-visit

A botanical wonderland boasting diverse themed gardens from around the world. Immerse yourself in serene landscapes, cultural exhibitions, and historical narratives. A must-visit for nature enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Sarah Kim, New Orleans, Trip Advisor


I have been to a lot of gardens in the UK as a national trust member, but I was absolutely blown away by this place. Each of the walled gardens absolutely transports you and makes you feel something. Unexpected top 3 highlight of my holiday.

Richard, UK, Trip Advisor