Hamilton Gardens: a collection of paradise and more
Staying local again this week, I shall take you on a trip to Hamilton Gardens – the Waikato’s most popular visitor attraction.
Locals and tourists alike throng regularly through the many themed areas, gardens and collections, all open free to the public.
We are lucky enough to be able to visit the gardens on a regular basis; for dog walks, Sunday strolls, Jazz festivals, picnics and more.
In particular we enjoy visiting each February for the Hamilton Garden Arts Festival when the manicured lawns are filled with deck chairs and picnic rugs as fans of music, comedy, film and arts gather for a fantastic range of events.
These are just a small selection of photos that I’ve taken during our many visits to the Gardens.
They only show a sample of what’s on view.
The place is enormous, and fabulous and probably many other ‘ous’ ending words besides those!
If you can get there at any point to have a look around then I recommend you do so.
And after your stroll around the gardens you can chill out further by visiting the cafe and drinking coffee as you gaze out over the lake.
Oh…. if you do visit… make sure you check out the stunning and intricate wood carving in the foyer of the Events Centre.
My photo does it little justice – it’s three panels wide (this is just a partial shot of one) and amazingly detailed with wacky forest creatures.