Hamilton Gardens

New Zealand isn’t short of world-class attractions, but it’s still a surprise to find a vast spread of beautiful formal gardens in Hamilton – and it’s superb. The idea is the familiar one of different ‘rooms’, though some of these are very large rooms. I’ve visited Hamilton Gardens twice and I’d very happily go back again.

Entrance Court

Italian Renaissance Garden

Paradise Gardens Court

Tudor Garden

Indian Char Bagh Garden

English Floral Garden

American Modernist Garden

Chinese Scholar’s Garden

Japanese, Concept, Surrealist & Kitchen Gardens

Maori Vegetable Garden (& Food Store)

Tropical Garden