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Exploring Hamilton – Oh Wonderful Gardens!

Hailed as the most popular attraction in the Waikato region, the “Hamilton Gardens is just a stone throw away from the BFF’s home. It makes for a nice, relaxing morning/afternoon walk and great opportunities for taking photos!

HAmilton Gardens

HAmilton Gardens
(Te Parapara Garden – A garden that demonstrates pre-European Maori horticultural traditions & technologies)

The BFF mentioned that anybody can take great photos in New Zealand because every corner is beautiful. Guess what? I am beginning to think the same way! Unfortunately, one of the vital lens for my DSLR broke down upon my arrival (sadness of all sadness!) and I am relying on the compact Olympus to do the job. So far, it has not let me down. Or perhaps, as the BFF says, the land is so beautiful that any pictures will come out fine.

HAmilton Gardens
(By the Garden’s Lake)

HAmilton Gardens
(Indulging in the remnants of Autumn, shot by BFF @Dlin:))

Back to the Hamilton Gardens – it opens at 7.30am every day of the year (though some exhibitions open at a later hour) and the best part of it is FREE ADMISSION! Within the magnificent Hamilton Gardens lies various collections of garden that include: Paradise, Productive, Fantasy, Cultivar and Landscape. Believe me when I say that one can get lost in there! The sheer size of it as well as the meticulous planning and maintenance of the gardens is mind-boggling(!) and we spent a few hours exploring the Paradise and Productive Collections.

I will let the photos do the talking. 🙂

For more information, check out the Hamilton Gardens: 

Official website | Opening Hours

Happy Exploring!

The above information has been complied based on various sources, including my own experience and should only be used as a reference. Check out for more information on Hamilton, New Zealand.

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