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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 yesterday

Colourful, English style botanic garden. Plenty to see, covering an extensive area by the river. Pleasant cafe, although service slow on a busy Sunday.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful botanical garden, well laid out, lots to do, lots of learn, well maintained -- great visit even on a cloudy day!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MoxieBoston
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Staff were very informative and pleasant would recommend the guided tour on the caterpillar was fantastic.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TracyJ1380
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Soak up the smells and sounds of spring here! The botanic gardens are beautifully kept and lovely any time of year really. Hot tip: free parking here for 2 hours and it’s close enough to walk into the city centre. I can also recommend the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LindsayandSteve
Reviewed 2 days ago

Christchurch is famous for its flowers so called garden city. I enjoyed walking around the watch ducks swimming in Avon river.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TerryBrother
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Its lovely to revisit a familiar garden. Magnificent trees and borders and the hothouses are a treat.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HeatherH3808
Reviewed 4 days ago

The park is well maintained, easy to stroll about and spend time. There is a car park which offer 3 hours free parking. Strong suggest to couple this visit with the free canterbury museum visit. You never know what you miss until you visit these...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChristopherTraveller
Reviewed 4 days ago

An extensive oasis of calm very much worth a visit. Walk off a big lunch and marvel at the huge trees interspersed throughout the gardens. The rose garden within will bring a smile to your face. We passed through Christchurch twice during our recent travels...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PhilipM312
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped for tea and cake only. A counter service, but good choice and service. Noise level very good and very handy for a quick cuppa.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ESML888
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely garden with free entrance Would be worth visiting during spring to See flowers in full bloom A must do when in Christchurch

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 216manojb
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13 December 2018|
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Response from 275DianneB | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. The restaurant would not be open. Plenty of lovely walks around the area
Lai G
8 December 2017|
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Response from GeneS460 | 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 540jacintag | 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