Hamilton Gardens wins International Garden of the Year award

The win was announced at the International Conference Gardens Without Limits conference in Metz, France with judges being wowed by the Gardens' internationally unique concept of telling The Story of Gardens.

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Admission to all areas of Hamilton Gardens is free.

 Opening times

Hamilton Gardens opens at 7.30am every day of the year.  Timetable.


Cafe and Function Centre

The Hamilton Gardens Cafe and Lakeside Function Centre is located next to Turtle Lake, not far from the main carpark and Information Centre. 


Pre-booked tours are available for groups.

The Waikato River Explorer operates scenic river cruises Thursday – Sunday year-round and is available for charter at other times.

How to find us

Directions and transport information on how to get to Hamilton Gardens. For bus routes and times click here.

Access to Hamilton Gardens

Details of accessible facilities and routes within Hamilton Gardens.