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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 7590
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Reviewed 2 days ago

OK I admit I like Botanic gardens, so yes this does suit me. However, A couple of hours wondering around these wonderfully maintained gardens and admiring the massive variety of trees and plants is a great way to unwind and relax.

Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Booked this as part of a combo package with Christchurch attractions and really enjoyed it. I’m not a massive flower person but the tour guide was so passionate about the one-hour tour it was hard not to enjoy. If you’re tight on time you could...More

Thank LeighK82
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was a really nice walk in the morning. We saw about 20 baby ducks. I would defiantly recommend, maybe even for a picnic.

Thank SarahJLoveTravel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely walk here. Was nice to stop and feed the ducks and Canadian geese. Cherry blossoms are out in force at the moment which is great!

Thank Hanan H
Reviewed 5 days ago

You if enjoy trees or plants of any description, this is the place for you. Beautiful Magnolias and Rhododendrons were all in flower. The Blossom trees were just starting to blooms. There were plenty of good walking/wheelchair paths which sometimes meander along the River. Plenty...More

Thank 641traceyw
Reviewed 5 days ago

Neil was our very informative and friendly driver on our one hour trip around the gardens. Cherry blossom and magnolia trees were the highlight - was a great way for my elderly Mum to enjoy a Christchurch icon 😃

Thank CathyJ975
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In the spring time it's nice to go for a walk and look at all the different types of trees blooming.

Thank glendale2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really nice gardens to walk or run around. Easy to get to from the city centre. Probably better in summer when everything's in bloom, but I enjoyed it even in the middle of winter in the rain! The train seems a bit pointless as it's...More

Thank josiecolclough
Reviewed 6 days ago

An easy wander through the Gardens is a great way to spend some time in Christchurch. Spring in particular is stunning - Magnolias, blossom, daffodils etc

Thank Seasonedtraveller289
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Christchurch is really lucky to have this wonderful space... great for picnics feeding the ducks, walking and exploring... great play area and paddling pools too 😀

Thank BexNZ2015
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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.
8 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 KirstenM1589 | Property representative |
I work at the Gardens, and yes, the Gardens are looking spectacular at the moment. Full of Autumn colours...dress warmly.