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
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.