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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 7590
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At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City, the Gardens are a place of ever-changing beauty. Showcasing flora and fauna of New Zealand and other parts of the world, the Gardens feature one of the finest collections of exotic and local plants in New Zealand. With more than 1.1 Million visitors each year the Botanic Gardens are one of the Christchurch's most popular and well-loved attractions.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Large gardens in the city centre just behind the museum, beautifully tended, huge trees. Very impressive, a must to visit

Thank j w
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful gardens to see and walk around. Would be very helpful to have a guide about the trees and plants as many did not have labels.

Thank chrisO7691IB
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tour is very popular & certainly very worthwhile. The commentary about the planting’s of different areas of the gardens is very informative. The signage just outside the Museum is not good. It should include the price $20 per person & should let people know...More

Thank Maree480
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed these gardens. The trees are magnificent, old and so large. There are numerous flower beds around the gardens which were colorful and pretty. There is a playground for children in the middle of the park. You can take a short stroll or...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Way to big to see in just one visit but so much there. We thought OK a short walk. A few hours later still hadn't scraped the surface. Really well laid out and just so beautiful. Don't miss it.

Thank Roadees
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Huge variety of areas and parks and trees here. Well worth taking a few hours to walk or run around. They have motorized electric chair if someone in our party is elderly or injured. I love following the tracks along the river. Look out for...More

Thank Ameliecadet
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A very beautiful, interesting and peaceful place. The location made it easy to get to. A small criticism would be the lack of signs identifying the particular trees and plants.

Thank X9411JGmichaelm
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely tranquil and peaceful gardens to walk round. Lovely displays of bedding plants. Good cafe as well for morning coffee.

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As someone who's not a great lover of gardens, I found these to be interesting and a lovely way to pass an hour on a sunny morning.

Thank lauratee33
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens is a lovely spot. The plantings are well thought out. We particularly enjoyed the native New Zealand section. (The bonus for us was the lovely cafe!)

Thank Joyce S
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Lai G
8 December 2017|
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Response from Gene S | Reviewed this property |
More than likely there will be begonias is the greenhouse in flower. There could be several other plants in bloom depending on what the gardeners have been planting in some of the rotational beds.
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sps04
9 November 2017|
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Response from Jacinta G | Reviewed this property |
You can get to the car park off Armagh St near the start of Park Tce and the end of Rolleston Avenue. You can drive through the park passed the tennis courts on the right and on to the car park on the left under the trees... More
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heencheong
7 April 2017|
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Response from Kirsten M | Property representative |
I work at the Gardens, and yes, the Gardens are looking spectacular at the moment. Full of Autumn colours...dress warmly.
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