Hamilton Gardens Wins International Garden of the Year Award
Hamilton Gardens has received the prestigious International Garden of the Year award.
The win was announced as part of the 2014 Garden Tourism Awards held at the International Conference Gardens Without Limits conference in Metz, France.
The annual award is presented to gardens which distinguish themselves in the development and promotion of the garden experience as a tourism attraction.
Hamilton Gardens tells the story of gardens through themed garden collections. It explores different civilisations and recreates historically important garden styles from all around the world.
Visitors are guided on a journey of discovery along paths delivering mysterious surprises: step 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.
The gardens are unique and its internationally recognised concept has been compared to a museum. Each garden collection has historic integrity and provides a window into the story of civilisations, their arts, beliefs and life styles.
The Gardens are located halfway between Auckland and Rotorua, Auckland and Waitomo, and only a short 45 minute drive from Hobbiton. It is the perfect stopover to stretch your legs, take a guided tour or river cruise, and indulge in morning/afternoon tea or lunch.
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