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"Hamilton Gardens: Worth a Stop" New Zealand Off The Beaten Path Tip by AKtravelers

New Zealand Off The Beaten Path: 233 reviews and 269 photos

  Andrea relaxes in the Italian Renaissance garden
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  • Andrea relaxes in the Italian Renaissance garden - New Zealand
      Andrea relaxes in the Italian Renaissance garden
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  • The English country garden was in full bloom - New Zealand
      The English country garden was in full bloom
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  • The Japanese Zen garden reminded me of Kyoto - New Zealand
      The Japanese Zen garden reminded me of Kyoto
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  • The Indian garden was of Moghul design - New Zealand
      The Indian garden was of Moghul design
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      The Chinese garden inspired reflection
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We stopped by Hamilton Gardens on our drive back to Auckland, since we heard that there was a festival going on. Well, there wasn't anything much happening in the gardens, but we enjoyed ourselves anyway. Hamilton Garden is is a large well-landscaped and planted park with a greenhouse, but its most impressive aspect was its international garden section. We got to sample a Japanese Zen garden that brought back memories of Kyoto, a Chinese garden, an Italian Renaissance garden, and English country garden and, gasp, a 1960's-vintage Californian garden, complete with a fresco of Marilyn Monroe. It was a great place to get out of the car and stretch our legs.

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  • Written Mar 24, 2006
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