Explore a world of mythical creatures and intricate knot gardens...

Hamilton Gardens' internationally-significant Tudor Garden has opened more information 

Let the kids loose on the Tudor Garden with the Tudor Trail activity sheet more information

Hamilton Gardens Development Project

Explore gardens with mysterious robotic topiary figures or an early 20th Century garden inspired by a famous New Zealand writer. Learn more about our proposed gardens here

 Opening times and Prices

Hamilton Gardens opens at 7.30am every day of the year.  Timetable. Admission to all areas of Hamilton Gardens is free.


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.