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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 8999
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour with Optional Hop-On Hop-Off Tram Gondola and...
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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” (470 reviews)
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6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 8999
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for an evening stroll after dinner out. Was really impressed with the presentation. The rose garden was particularly impressive.

Thank James M
Reviewed yesterday

We had already visited the botanic gardens in Wellington and Dunedin and found this one much smaller with a much smaller variety of flora. However, it is a nice place to visit and we enjoyed the fountain artwork.

Thank DogsLovingWater
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice gardens to wander round, although it is large and lots to see. There was a land train going round offering commentary tours which is a more leisurely way to see the gardens, but no doubt comes at a cost. The gardens themselves are free....More

Thank mjh123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went after lunch with my friends, very beautiful, so many lovely flowers, maybe come back for kayaking next time.

Thank Diana T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The title of this review says it all, really. Following is an assortment of words and phrases and sentences to describe some of the highlights. Best heritage rose garden we've ever seen - and we've visited many around the world. It was the best time...More

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely delightful place, had a walk with some friends and took in the scenery, had a meal afterwards and ended my day with a nice cold beer. well marked trails, plenty of variety and very fresh.

Thank TheJudgesVerdict
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the perfect Gardens in New Zealand. A magical place to wander and enjoy nature. Make sure to visit the rose garden, wander along the Avon river or picnic on the expansive lawns.

Thank Mangawhare
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens, free entry, peaceful and tranquil. On a sunny day take a picnic. Lots of benches, bird song fills the air. Well worth a visit time allowing.

Thank KathC687
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were so lucky to visit on a beautiful sunny late spring day, unfortunately we had missed the daffodils but the gardens are stunning......a little bit of England abroad!

Thank The_Crofter
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon in the gardens.we rode on the Catterpillar .This is a vehicle with a driver /guide which drives slowly around the gardens stopping at various places e.g. hot house ,roses, trees of interest etc .Very informative about history of the gardens...More

Thank Genevieve S
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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 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.