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Guided Tours

Explore nine themed gardens with our guides who will share the ‘inside story’ of how the Gardens was transformed from a rubbish dump into an internationally significant garden. Around every corner there is something different.

Choose to have your morning/afternoon tea or lunch before or after the tour throughout the Gardens: perhaps in the Renaissance Gallery beside the Italian Renaissance Garden, or transport yourself to India in the Indian Char Bagh Garden overlooking the Waikato River.

We can be flexible with tour times and can cater to tours with time constraints.

• Foreign language guide sheets are available in eight languages.

• Foreign language speaking guides can be arranged.


DEPARTING: Hamilton Gardens Information Centre

DURATION: We recommend 1 hour for the tour but can easily adjust for your group.

TIMES: Tours operate daily. Please enquire about public holidays


Up to 10 people $126 per group
More than 10 people $12.60 per person
School groups $2 per person


To book a tour phone (64) 07 838 6782, fax (64) 07 838 6801 or email bookings.gardens "at" hcc.govt.nz