ArtsPost is dedicated to developing and promoting artists, and to growing a dynamic and supportive environment for the arts in the Waikato region. Located in one of Hamilton's heritage buildings, this former Post Office is now a retail space and gallery. ArtsPost is regularly updated with the best in local art.
Neighbourhood Parks contribute to positive neighbourhood identity and provide community focal points. They provide an area of green space accessible to the community. The parks often have a play ground for children to enjoy, and seating for visitors to relax and enjoy the space.
History: Braithwaite Park is named after Rod Braithwaite who was a former Mayor of Hamilton. Maaori significance: Pukete was a fortified pa, believed to be built by the Nga Iwi tribe. Ngati Koura, a sub tribe of Ngati Wairere conquered the Nga Iwi tribe and took over the pa.
Confinement is a Team Building activity located in the heart of Hamilton where your group is locked in a room with 60 minutes to escape. You must use team work to solve a series of logical, mechanical, maths and word puzzles in order to escape within the 60 minute time limit.
Grosvenor Motor Inn is located opposite a supermarket and a range of restaurants and cafes. It is a 2-minute drive from the heart of Hamilton and from Seddon Park. Waikato Stadium is 1,650 feet away. Grosvenor Motor Inn Hamilton has suites and apartments of varying sizes, each of which has a TV and balcony.
Entry to the Gardens is free and the enclosed gardens are open from 7:30am every day. How to find us. SUPPORT OUR DEVELOPMENT. You can support the development of Hamilton Gardens by donating in one of our donation boxes or online. Donate now. Hamilton Gardens Cafe . The Hamilton Gardens Cafe overlooks Turtle Lake and is open all-year for coffee and meals.
Hamilton Lake Domain Hamilton Lake Domain has a long history as one of Hamilton’s premiere parks. It is a significant recreational facility for residents of Hamilton City and beyond within walking distance from the CBD. Hamilton Lake Domain provides a focal point for a variety of water and land based activities as well as offering a unique ecological environment in the heart of Hamilton City.
Hamilton Mountain Bike Track Conveniently located within Hamilton’s city limits, Hamilton Mountain Bike Track (also known as Pukete Mountain Bike Park) in Pukete Farm Park is great for riders looking for something close to the city, cramming lots of track into a relatively small, centralised area.
Victorian Flower Garden The Hammond Camellia Garden tells the story of the discovery and development of the Camellia genus, which is one of the most popular ornamental plants in New Zealand gardens. Camellias are native to East Asia and began to be introduced to the West in the early 1700s.
More homes for Hamilton’s local bats are soon to be installed at Hammond Park and the public are invited to watch the installation as part of a bat fun day hosted by Project Echo and the Riverlea Environment Society. The bat fun day will be held on Saturday, 10 March from 10am to 12pm at the Malcolm Street end of Hammond Park.
Use: Hayes Paddock incorporates wide open spaces with planted esplanade reserve and is used as a through route on the walkway/cycleway connection to Hamilton Gardens. The beach at Wellington Street is located at this reserve and is used for swimming during the summer. It is the city’s most popular river swimming location.
The type that has been developed at Hamilton Gardens is the Riverside Garden with a plan very similar to the Taj Mahal on a very much smaller scale. A small hunting palace near Agra, called Lal Mahal, has inspired the Hamilton Garden's Char Bagh garden.
Italian Renaissance Gardens evolved from many sources, in particular the Arab garden traditions although Islamic symbolism was given a Christian interpretation. The other major influence was a revival of interest in the cultures of antiquity, and the Renaissance designers constantly tried to emulate and surpass the ancient Greek and Roman achievements.
Lake Rotoroa (or Hamilton Lake Domain) is a lake in Hamilton, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand. It has a surface area of about 54 hectares and an average depth of 2.4 metres. It is the home of the Hamilton Yacht Club, which holds regular sailing in the summer.
As part of Hamilton City Council’s development of playgrounds across the city, our Parks and Open Spaces unit is planning a new play area at Minogue Park, in Forest Lake. The new playground development is a significant investment by Council, in an area popular with Hamilton families.
Indian Char Bagh Garden; Italian Renaissance Garden; Japanese Garden of Contemplation; Chinese Scholars' Garden; English Flower Garden; Modernist garden design has become recognised as a single 20th century phenomenon with some clearly defined characteristics.
Perplexity is a real life adventure room based in Hamilton, New Zealand. Groups have sixty minutes to explore a room, find clues and complete challenges to find their way out. Your teamwork and communication skills will be put to the test as you race against the clock.
Pukete Farm Park - Hamilton Mountain Bike Trails Originally a working farm and commercial sand quarry, the park has been developed over the last 15+ years into a Purpose-Built One-Way Single Track Mountain Bike Trail Built and maintained by the members of Hamilton Mountain Bike Club.
Richard O'Brien (born Richard Smith; 25 March 1942) is a British-New Zealand actor, television presenter, musician, writer, voice artist and theatre performer. After a long and successful career based in the United Kingdom, he gained dual citizenship with New Zealand in 2011, where he resided in Tauranga.
The themed areas of the Rogers Rose Garden include: the species rose; the Malmaison roses of Empress Josephine; the development of the first hybrid tea by Jean-Baptiste Andre Guillot; the ‘Peace’ rose, Mme Meilland and its descendants; and; recent cultivars, including past and present winners of the New Zealand Rose of the Year trials.
Native plantings abound within Hamilton’s natural area reserves. These reserves are often localised pockets of original indigenous vegetation existing within suburban limits such as the remnant Kahikatea bush that can be found at Jubilee Bush and Mooney Park and include major restoration sites such as Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park.
From Hamilton follow SH23 west (towards Raglan) and turn left into Howden Road, then left again into Taitua Road. Bus parking is available at the arboretum's entrance. The Orbiter Bus also stops on Whatawhata Road (just before Melva Street) where you can walk from Tills Lookout at the end of Melva Street to Taitua Arboretum.
Hamilton Gardens is home to Te Parapara - New Zealand's only traditional Maaori productive garden. The garden showcases traditional practices, materials and ceremonies relating to food production and storage, drawn from the knowledge of local Maaori which has been passed down the generations.
The Waikato Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in the Waikato. We promote, support and encourage sustainable and profitable business growth. We offer a range of opportunities, products, services and savings as part of membership, while supporting businesses in their growth and success.
Chinoiserie Garden; Concept Garden; Proposed Fantasy Collection gardens; Oliver Cromwell’s Roundheads destroyed many of the world’s original Tudor Gardens, with neglect ruining those that remained. This traditional garden reflects the fascination sixteenth century English aristocracy had with geometric patterns and symbolism with double meanings.
Victoria on the River is an expansive amphitheatre-style park on Victoria St, in the heart of Hamilton’s central business district. Offering fantastic views of the Waikato River and connections to the city’s popular river path network - popular with cyclists, walkers and runners - Victoria on the River (VOTR for short) formally opened on 25 January 2018.
Other gardens in this collection. Rogers Rose Garden; Hammond Camellia Garden; Rhododendron Lawn; In the Victorian Flower Garden there are really two themes. Firstly, the garden and greenhouses featuring plants bred for colour and curiosity; and secondly, a 19th century garden in the English gardenesque tradition.
On the outskirts of Hamilton, Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park (WHNP) is an award-winning, inter-generational ecological restoration project. Established in 2004, the long-term aim of Waiwhakareke is to reconstruct the natural forest, wetland and lake ecosystems present in pre-European times.