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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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  • Average2%
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“botanic gardens” (667 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
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+64 3-941 7590
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The botanic gardens were beautiful. The lady driving the little train around was able to answer most questions and offer advice on what else to do in the area.

Thank Cathy V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s stop 12 of the City Tram Tour. Like the Hagley Park, it’s big, very clean and well kept. It’s next to Hagley Park and the Canterbury Museum. It’s a perfect place to exercise at. Families of ducks make the Avon River which runs through...More

Thank khuzaimi2015
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A really lovely walk at the beginning of Winter. Lots of beautiful ducks and geese, some flowers and stunning river scenic views. Worth an visit on a quiet day. Interesting gift shop.

Thank RachelDanos
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The gardens has a winter check list of what is interesting seasonally. Just walking through the grounds with the autumn colours is so beautiful. We especially enjoyed the New Zealand section learning the names of plants we had seen on our travels. The artwork is...More

Thank knowbeesnow
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was truly a beautiful botanical garden. A lovely soothing small river running through. So many different kinds of plants. Stunning rose garden. Peaceful break to take a lovely stroll. Had a pleasant pit stop at the curators house restaurant. Recommend.

Thank Dr_Rebecca_P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Located in the city centre with the river running through it. Beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Great place to enjoy a stroll in the morning and then head to the Museum that his next to the garden.

Thank Elf E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden is well established with some impressive and beautiful trees from around the world. British birds are in abundance, especially tame sparrows. Sculptures and attractive bridges complement the scene. Parking is free and readily available in winter!

Thank 926PaulT
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for a stroll during the daytime in the city centre. The highlight for us this time was the Kiwi Icons area, which is beautifully laid out and managed.

Thank Andy C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to many parks around the world and found Botanic Garden in top 3. Very well maintained and such a vast place. You can play whatever game that you want...

Thank kamrapuneet
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Guide was very knowledgeable, blankets were on offer. Nice way to go through the gardens. Tour was about 15 minutes late, but the group before was quite large and the guide loves to chat

Thank michtucker
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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
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
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heencheong
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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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