Hamilton Gardens New Zealand
It is a public garden park or we can say a botanical garden in New Zealand that is managed by Hamilton City Council since its creation in the 1960s.
The place is visited by over 1 million visitors per year and has the main attraction of being situated on the banks of Waikato River. The beauty looks more alive with its open nursery, lake, lawns, gardens and a convention center and the Hamilton East Cemetery.
About its origin
The thought of establishing a garden on the Hamilton East Town Belt came in the 1960s when the land was given to Hamilton City Council for a public garden. It was inaugurated on July 1960 and after 11 years Hamilton hosted the first World Rose Convention.
The garden is spread in 54-hectare land and includes 21 gardens with the magic of traditional beauty and culture in its style. We can see them grouped into landscape, paradise, fantasy-like gardens in the list.
you can also be enjoying the experience of walking through from a peaceful Sung Dynasty Chinese Scholar’s garden into an Italian Renaissance Garden, before being enthralled by the grandeur of the Indian Char Bagh Garden.
What is its main attraction?
The place is well developed to attract tourists with Hamilton Garden Cafe which overlooks Turtle Lake and is open all-year for meal and coffee. Next comes the Waikato River exploring with a cruise on a fully licensed floating cafe that got established in 2012.
Here includes the hourly departure from the River Jetty and a one-way ferry trip that is available to and from the city. It thus proves to be the great option for corporate events, client functions, staff dinners or just a leisurely cruise with family and friends.
The garden was considered to be the winner of becoming the Garden of the Year at the International Garden Tourism Awards in Metz, France in 2014. Not only this a mutated rose named Paddy Stephens was discovered in the garden and was selected as the 10th most popular hybrid tea rose in New Zealand rose survey of 2009.
In the end, we can say they have recreated the historically important garden styles from the farthest reaches of the world thus exploring different civilizations.