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Peacock Fountain

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Address: Christchurch Botanic Gardens | Central City, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Charming

Just inside the main entrance to the botanic gardens, near the Canterbury Museum. This is a very colorful and charming fountain.

Reviewed 5 days ago
KurtAndWendy
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just inside the main entrance to the botanic gardens, near the Canterbury Museum. This is a very colorful and charming fountain.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This fountain near the Canterbury Museum is a good place to relax. Beautiful to look at in a fine setting.

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Thank Eddiehump
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great for photo shoot next to the Christchurch Museum and convenient gateway towards entrance of Botanic Gardens. Well worth a visit

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Thank Alexander M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is the third location of this fountain, not the original. The name coming from J.T. Peacock who bequeathed his money for this fountain. It is a photographic object, as the object itself, or as the background of person's photos. The current location is in Christchurch Botanic Garden, at the front area next to Rolleston Avenue, adjacent to Canterbury Museum,... More 

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Thank santo t
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This fountain was bought by the Christchurch beautifying society using money left by John Thomas Peacock (there's the peacock). It is a very ornate fountain with an interesting history of its own positioned just as you walk into the botanical gardens.

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Thank SteveS1970
Winchester, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

THe Botanic Gardens are well worth a visit. So many different areas, sculptures and water features within the gardens. Lovely.

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Thank Pepster56
Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

What a beautiful peace of Victorian art this embellished fountain is, made all the more spectacular when it is switched on.

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Thank Margaret J
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The fountain is right by the museum and at the top of the botanic gardens. Definitely worth stopping by as it is beautiful.

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Thank Orla B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a lovely fountain, within a very nice botanical garden. Don't forget your camera. Well worth taking time out to wander round.

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Thank lastword2016
Coolum Beach, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

On a tour of the Botanical Gardens our guide told us the story about this very unusual fountain, how it came to be here in the gardens.

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