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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 8999
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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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6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 8999
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Reviewed yesterday

Our tour guide was very informative giving us plenty of information on plants and history of garden plants. The tulips were in full bloom adding plenty of colour. The caterpillar a great way for less agile people to see gardens.

Thank jefffountaindale
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked through the gardens as well as doing the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour which was really informative. The man who took our tour really knew his plants and history and although it was wet and cold, we really enjoyed the tour. We did it...More

Thank Monika K
Reviewed 3 days ago

During a recent visit to Christchurch we enjoyed these gardens very much, walking along the Avon river, going through the hothouse, taking photos and browsing through the books in the gift shop.

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loads of people wondering in this botanical wonderland. Odd bands here and there, food and drinks around. Great play ground for the kids - a lovely way to spend some time along the Avon river!

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful oasis of sensory experiences especially in spring. We took an elderly relative in a wheelchair and they loved it- it brought back so many wonderful memories for them and there was a stunning vista at every turn. In spring there are the daffodil...More

Thank Trippytrekker
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Botanical Gardens Beautiful Christchurch at its very best. A delight in all four seasons. Glorious trees, shrubs and flowers. Loose yourself in the ambulance foliage. A must see and it's free!

Thank TriggerRosie
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful Botanic Garden located near city center of Christchurch. Visiting exhibitions, lovely grounds, very relaxing. Wish we had brought a picnic lunch with us; great deal of information at visitor center.

Thank GinainBelgium
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Always a lovely walk with the kids. Beautifully planted and maintained. Highly recommended. Outing for the while family.

Thank Marietjie B
Reviewed 5 days ago

A day out that costs nothing. This is a great spot to visit during sunny days in Spring, Summer and Autumn. Take a picnic, or visit the cafe. Watch out for Kereru (NZ Native Pigeon) in the trees. In Summertime there are often bands playing....More

Thank 187emma
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely place for a family picnic in spring. Loads of families, flowers everywhere and ducks galore. We ran around the grass with the children. Parking was hard to get.

Thank Moby101
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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.
Celeste W
27 March 2017|
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Response from HoneyandPaul | Reviewed this property |
There is no actual campervan parking as the gardens are in the middle of CBS, but there is normal parking available within walking distance.
26 November 2016|
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Response from Rkemsley | Reviewed this property |
By the museum away from the cathedral square. There is an i-site at one of the entrances. Hope you find it