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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“rose garden” (566 reviews)
“botanic gardens” (655 reviews)
“avon river” (297 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
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+64 3-941 7590
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a tour through the Botanic gardens and hopped on the caterpillar tour which is a slow moving motorized train type vehicle. Driver gave a very informative description of the gardens. Recommended.

Thank berkyboy1
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The botanic gardens are a joy to wander through the river is full of ducks swimming around . The trees were absolutely magnificent with there autumnal colours showing through the sunshine . The gardens are exceptionally kept in pristine condition . All this and you...More

Thank Jimpendrigh
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The botanic gardens are well laid out with many paths through then including one which goes along the river populated by ducks and humans in punts and rowing boats. There is a good coffee shop and some interesting greenhouses. The gardens are a delight for...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is really worth visiting. It’s in the heart of the city. Carry umbrella or raincoats all the time. Weather is really unpredictable in Christchurch during March. Enjoy the lush green gardens there.

Thank sshni27
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a lovely tour around the gardens on a lovely sunny day. We went on the little train and the driver was very informative. It was so peaceful and relaxing.

Thank Sandra M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Faye drove us through the gardens on a tram. She was very informative and funny too. A must do in Christchurch.

Thank PTCKB
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were fortunate to visit on. a sunny day, lovely gardens , also has a cafe in the grounds. The tram stops close to these gardens or there is parking close by

Thank marvymargy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here to kill some time between activities and were pleasantly surprised with the grounds and the variety of plants on show

Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Christchurch botanic gardens are simply divine, the rose garden and conservatory is bursting with greenery and a spectacular photo opportunity, lots of grass for children to play in and an amazing mid day stroll. Exercise points as well which is fun for the kids. An...More

Thank InterestingViews123
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful big trees, nice quirky fountains, manicured lawns and attractive gardens. Very well located a short walk from

Thank Bill P
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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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