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Timaru Botanic Gardens

Queens St, Timaru, New Zealand
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Tidy but not many beautiful flowers

Slightly disappointed that the gardens don’t have beautiful flowers like nanas garden even the rose... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
393georgia
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Geraldine, New Zealand
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Well kept gardens

This is truly a wonderful garden to walk around and is a must to see, well kept and full of amazing... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
lindosladies
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“rose garden” (3 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Queens St, Timaru, New Zealand
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"rose garden"
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"botanic gardens"
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"worth a visit"
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"aviary"
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"oamaru"
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"lakes"
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"park"
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"towering"
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"paths"
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"beauty"
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"strolling"
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"playground"
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"picnic"
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Slightly disappointed that the gardens don’t have beautiful flowers like nanas garden even the rose garden section is all over grown. Walking around the pond was nice and seeing all the ducks. Has a small play ground for kids with swings and slid grass nicely...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is truly a wonderful garden to walk around and is a must to see, well kept and full of amazing plants.

Thank lindosladies
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

A quiet walk through the fernery was followed by a stroll through the rose garden and then down to the lake. Such a lovely oasis in Timaru which we thoroughly enjoyed. Not to be missed.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Sunday picnic, ample space to explore. Laze under a tree plenty to pick from. Lovely lake. Peaceful listening to birds. Secret paths to explore. Must do in Timaru.

Thank Tracie S
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

This 153 years old botanic garden is a good place for the whole family. Related to the town size of Timaru, it is a nice pretty garden, for family gathering, strolling, exercising, you named it. Flowers beds, mature big trees, water ponds with ducks, a...More

Thank santo t
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The main highlight of the gardens is the extensive number of trees. There are some garden beds but the ones we saw looked a bit bedraggled. As were the hothouses. There are some good swings and a slide for the kids and lots of grassed...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Great place for down time with kids, right beside main road, tracks, open areas, birds. Very nice to visit

Thank WilsonFamilyNz
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We enjoyed strolling through this park and gardens. Aviary was excellent. It is an area that Timaru can be proud of and appears the local council is doing a fantasic job.

Thank nicodemus77
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

A great place to wander and catch up with a friend. My highlight had to be the rose garden as most of them were blooming, and the scent? Heavenly! If you have an appreciation for gardening, I would recommend checking it out!

Thank Jules1695
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

My sister and I enjoyed a pleasant hour or so ambling around the Gardens on a cool but sunny afternoon, with a couple of doggie mates. Being Winter, there wasn't a lot to see in the way of flowering blooms, but there was still a...More

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