A group of adults and children admire the traditional Maaori architecture in the Te Parapara Garden at Hamilton Gardens

School trips and education at Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens is an ideal destination for school groups, full of educational opportunities: from geometry in the Italian Renaissance Garden to history in Te Parapara, Aotearoa's only Maaori productive garden that demonstrates pre-European techniques.

Children and their teachers explore the sundial in the Time Court at Hamilton Gardens

Planning a trip to Hamilton Gardens?

If you're planning a school trip to Hamilton Gardens, we encourage you to phone 07 958 5940 or email to get the most out of your visit and to avoid any upcoming maintenance, closures or tour groups.

We want to ensure all your students have a safe visit to the gardens. Here are a few key points to share with your students before they visit:

  • Stay safe at Hamilton Gardens - download our Risk Analysis and Management checklist
  • Please stick to the paths and don’t walk on the gardens
  • Be aware of uneven paths and take care around water features
  • Be considerate of other visitors: walk, don’t run around the gardens
  • If holding a scavenger hunt, please use the Outer Gardens rather than the Enclosed Gardens.