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Hamilton Gardens named among world’s best – again

Hamilton Gardens has secured another international honour, having been named once again in the top 1% of things to do in the world by Tripadvisor.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Volunteering at Hamilton Gardens

This National Volunteer Week, Hamilton Gardens is proud to celebrate three decades of unwavering contributions from dedicated volunteers at the Friends of Hamilton Gardens.

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Up close image of a pink flower at Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens: A Paradise for Flower Lovers in New Zealand

Hamilton Gardens is a haven for flower lovers, plant enthusiasts and those seeking to explore different cultural expressions of gardens from around the world. Nestled in the heart of Hamilton, New Zealand, Hamilton Gardens offers visitors a vibrant tapestry of flora and fauna around every corner.

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Uncover history | Stories of Hamilton Gardens

Discover the unfolding history of Hamilton Gardens when you visit. Featuring important timelines, historic eras, political figures and social commentary.

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Why Hamilton Gardens is the perfect place for a great photo

Hamilton Gardens is a favourite for photographers, offering a captivating backdrop for filming, photography, and drone shots. From the stunning, romantic vibes of the Italian Renaissance Garden, to the vibrant, majestic Indian Char Bagh, Hamilton Gardens has plenty of architectural features and inspiring spaces for your special event or Instagram selfie.

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Indian Char Bagh Garden at Hamilton Gardens

Enclosed Gardens to visit at Hamilton Gardens in winter

Discover the serene beauty of Hamilton Gardens in winter. Explore unique landscapes, festive events, and plan your visit to these top gardens in winter.

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The Japanese Garden of Contemplation looking out over the pond in Autumn

Gardens to enjoy in autumn at Hamilton Gardens

Witness the breathtaking autumn foliage at Hamilton Gardens. Explore colourful landscapes, seasonal events, and plan your memorable visit.

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A group of people walking through the gateway to the Te Parapara Garden at Hamilton Gardens.

5 reasons Hamilton Gardens is a bucket list item

Hamilton Gardens needs to be on your bucket list. An affordable attraction, beautiful and unique gardens in the heart of New Zealand.

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A group of adults and a child walking along a path through one of the outer gardens at Hamilton Gardens

Best walks and places to unwind in Hamilton Gardens

These are the best walks and places to unwind in Hamilton Gardens at any season.

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Ancient Egyptian Garden at Hamilton Gardens

The Time Traveller's Guide to Hamilton Gardens

Step into the enchanting world of Hamilton Gardens with Peter Sergel's new book, 'The Time Traveller's Guide to Hamilton Gardens'.

Mansfield House in the Mansfield Garden at Hamilton Gardens

Magnificent Mansfield: unlock Mansfield Garden mysteries

The Mansfield Garden is a stunning attraction that goes beyond just being a plant collection. It's a tribute to the literary legacy of one of New Zealand’s most renowned writers, Katherine Mansfield. We sat down with a member of the Friends of Hamilton Gardens, who explained why this captivating garden is a must-visit for gardening, travel, and literature enthusiasts alike.

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A family looking over a blue bridge into a stream at Hamilton Gardens

Gardens to visit in each season

Hamilton Gardens offers a unique experience with every season. From the vibrant hues of autumn to the fresh blooms of spring, each garden has its own seasonal highlights that are not to be missed. To help you plan your visit, we have made a list of some of our favourite seasonal highlights.

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Looking across the garden beds towards the fountain in the Italian Renaissance Garden at Hamilton Gardens

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