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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 7590
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lovely spot with a calming atmosphere. In our opinion a highlight of Christchurch. The caf is a little expensive but be willing to pay as the environment is just terrific.

Thank Mick F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a wonderful setting and so much to see. The tulips were superb as were the blossoms on trees. Must visit attraction.

Thank jontywheeler
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went in early October so it was early Spring. Everything was just beginning to bloom. Beautiful place for a long walk. There was an amazing exhibit of Jenny Gillies costumes of fruit and vegetables that were extraordinary. They have a nice cafe if you...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visit Christchurch frequently, and I love going to the botanical gardens. The grounds are well kept, and the gardens are very big! There are many different areas to explore. It's free, and there is also a free museum beside the entrance on one side....More

Thank Margot C
Reviewed 4 days ago

A must see in Christchurch! Easy to locate, near the Canterbury Museum. You should give yourself some time the area is quite large and the collections are vast. We were there in early spring. The only disappointment was that the roses were not in season...More

Thank Glenn J
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Botanic Garden (free entry) is a great outdoor attraction in Christchurch. Situated between North and South Hagley Parks and Rolleston Avenue, the Botanic Garden is within easy walking distance to the town centre. Opening hours are 7am to 8.30pm daily. We very much enjoyed...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My favourite in chc, sooo beautiful and i can walk there every day for ours and still find new places.

Thank Daydream680659
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the Gardens , absolutely stunning. Loved the Trees, Flowers and the Art Sculptures. But the car parks were full with many of us driving around looking for a park, ended up parking on the road a wee way away and walking to the gardens.

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These gardens were so beautiful even though we were at the end of summer. There are ducks, ponds and beautiful gardens including rose gardens. It is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. It’s also an easy walk from the CBD.

Thank CindyR54
Reviewed 1 week ago

This truly is a lovely place to visit whilst in Christchurch. The gardens are beautiful and a visit to the glasshouses is really worthwhile too. Just looking around and relaxing amde me feel relaxed and calm. Congratulations to all of the horticulturists involved.

Thank Jim C
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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.
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
7 April 2017|
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Response from KirstenM1589 | Property representative |
I work at the Gardens, and yes, the Gardens are looking spectacular at the moment. Full of Autumn colours...dress warmly.