Award for Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens has won the 2014  International Garden of the Year award from the annual Garden Tourism Conference, last year held in France.

The conference’s Garden Tourism Awards are presented to organisations and individuals who have distinguished themselves in the development and promotion of the garden experience as a tourism attraction. See the full list of winners here.

The gardens, on the outskirts of the city, are always worth a visit – and with five new gardens planned (the Tropical Garden is the first to have opened, that took place last year, with the Tudor Garden well under way and the Chinoiserie planted) in four years there is plenty going on to draw repeat visitors.


The new Tropical Garden. Photo: Sandra Simpson


The sculptures in the Tudor Garden are by Anneke Bester, who lives near Auckland and has worked for the ruling family of Dubai. Photo: Sandra Simpson

Read more about Anneke Bester here.