The beautiful Hamilton Gardens is the most popular attraction in the Waikato region and attracts over a million visitors annually. Located between the Waikato River bank and State Highway 1, Hamilton Gardens was established in the 1960s and cover over four acres of land area. It features a number of garden collections - the Paradise Garden Collection, the Productive Garden Collection, the Fantasy Garden Collection, the Cultivar Garden Collection and the Landscape Garden Collection - which are further divided onto smaller gardens. Thousands of events are held at Hamilton Gardens each year - ranging from arts festivals to flower exhibitions. The garden has also been the winner of several awards in the past including the International Garden of the Year award in 2014 and is well-worth a visit when sight-seeing in Hamilton.
Most garden collections are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (closes early in winter)
Around 1-2 hours
Adults, Families,Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
Paradise Garden, Productive Garden, Fantasy Garden, Cultivar Garden & Landscape Garden
Though designated prayer facilities at Hamilton Gardens will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, plenty of private area will be available to use during prayer times. There are also a few mosques in Hamilton that Muslim travellers can visit such as the Jamii Masjid and the Hamilton West Islamic Centre.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Hamilton Gardens can visit some of the few Halal restaurants in Hamilton. Sultans Kitchen, Curry Pot South Indian Restaurant and Babaganush are popular Halal restaurants in Hamilton and serve a wide range of excellent Halal cuisine.