We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (3,091)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rose garden”(601 reviews)
“botanic gardens”(703 reviews)
“avon river”(315 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 7590
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Christchurch Botanic Gardens
from USD 13.75
More Info
from USD 19.26
More Info
from USD 59.14
More Info
from USD 74.96
More Info
Reviews (5,913)
Filter reviews
5,285 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews rose garden botanic gardens avon river old trees full bloom beautiful flowers huge trees caterpillar tour paddling pool an oasis different areas garden city lovely walk beautiful park few hours guided tour hagley park
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 5,285 reviews
Reviewed today

The gardens are beautiful and very well manicured with tons of interesting plants. We only had an hour to walk through here so we could only see the highlights, but my wife couldn't stop taking photos of the hundreds of vibrant flowers!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ltdscott
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Outstanding gardens with a huge variety of plants. Close proximity to the city centre makes these gardens a lovely place to picnic or take a walk through! We particularly enjoyed the rose garden and large displays of perennial flowers.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Theshelleys1234
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lovely well kept public space in a lovely City. Lots of different areas to wander through and a river walk too. There are places to eat and drink which are good quality.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank susie144
Reviewed yesterday

I tend to try and visit the Botanic Gardens in places I travel to and Christchurch gardens are a favourite. This is a place where you can spend hours walking and not even realise how much time has flown by. There are a number of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank darwintraveller2018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The botanic gardens are a joy. To get the best from them allocate at least half a day, preferably longer.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited in mid January and the rose garden and borders were in full bloom. The hot house is worth a visit and the visitor cafe excellent with good food and drinks. Top tip don’t eat outside as they have. A seagull dive bombing problem!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dmaccallum63
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great garden in the city centre. Bordered by the avon river and the museum. It is great for a leisurely day in the city. Rose garden as well as a visitor centre with a cafe.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank neels80
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a peaceful place to visit and once the kids had stopped whinging and been sent off we had a lovely time meandering the gardens and along the river.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LorraineB648
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved the huge trees, but I wish more of them had been named. The Rose Garden must have been magnificent a couple of months ago. But the shady green lawns were a treat

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stitchflowers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Following a walking tour of the city, I finished up here. It was a good spot to chill out and get some fresh air. There are places to eat, though I didn't try them

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VSS_58
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 148 nearby hotels
Argyle on the Park
338 reviews
.68 km away
The Classic Villa
303 reviews
.69 km away
Parkview on Hagley
163 reviews
.71 km away
Aalton Motel
130 reviews
.81 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,212 nearby restaurants
Zen Sushi and Dumplings
247 reviews
.81 km away
Thai Orchid
317 reviews
.83 km away
Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar
1,425 reviews
.85 km away
Cook'n' With Gas
380 reviews
.73 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 474 nearby attractions
Hagley Park
1,301 reviews
.26 km away
Canterbury Museum
2,455 reviews
.55 km away
Avon River
536 reviews
.51 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
13 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from 275DianneB | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. The restaurant would not be open. Plenty of lovely walks around the area
Lai G
8 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from GeneS460 | 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.
9 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from 540jacintag | 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