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Getting to Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens is located on State Highway One, just south of Hamilton City and east of the Cobham Bridge. If you are coming from the north, look for Hamilton Gardens on your right just after crossing the river. If you are travelling on State Highway One from the south, look for the signed entrances into the first large park on your left before you cross the river.

Access from Cobham Drive by either Gate 1 or 2 will take you directly to parking near most of the main facilities. During the weekends you are more likely to find plenty of parking from Gate 2. If you don't know your way around Hamilton Gardens follow the signs to the Information Centre where you can pick up a free map of the Gardens.

Click the map below for a printable map to Hamilton Gardens

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Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens covers an area of 58 hectares at the southern end of Hamilton City. It is a public park owned and managed by the Hamilton City Council. Admission to all areas of Hamilton Gardens is free.

Some minor garden development started in the early 1960's and the Rogers Rose Garden was made in 1971 but most development has occurred since 1982. Today Hamilton Gardens is the most popular visitor attraction in the region with about 600,000 visitors each year, nearly half of them being tourists. There are nearly 2000 events held within Hamilton Gardens each year.

The unique theme of Hamilton Gardens is 'the story of gardens' which is explored through a series of five garden collections.