We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Christchurch Botanic Gardens

6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 8999
No entry fee. Enrich your experience with a tour or activity!
Popular ways to visit!
from US$15
More Info
Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour with Optional Hop-On Hop-Off Tram, Gondola...
from US$21
More Info
Punting on the Avon River with Optional Christchurch Gondola and Botanic...
from US$19
More Info
Christchurch Hop-On Hop-Off Tram
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rose garden” (458 reviews)
“botanic gardens” (567 reviews)
“hot house” (66 reviews)
6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 8999
Write a Review
Reviews (4,595)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 4,133 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

What a beautiful place to walk through and just take in the beauty around you. Also nice to just sit down and eat your lunch

Thank AngeChris2011
Reviewed yesterday

You could spend hours walking around these gardens, mostly surrounded by the Avon river. The different species of flowers are plentiful and are landscaped nicely around the gardens. Also, an orchestra was playing in the grounds when we were there, Very peaceful place to spend...More

Thank James K
Reviewed yesterday

We visited towards the end of the Lions Tour. We wanted a bit of culture so we attempted the Museum, the Art Gallery and the Botanic gardens in one day...too much. We went to the Art Gallery another day. Despite an early start we were...More

Thank artangelDevon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been here before in the summer many years ago, so it was interesting to see what there is to see in the winter. The answer is: quite a lot, as winter in Christchurch is still very mild compared to a Northern-European winter! I...More

Thank Vardomannen
Reviewed 3 days ago

Park in the Botanic Gardens car park where you will find a charging point for electric cars too. Stroll across the bridge where ducks wait for snacks from visitors. You can either turn left towards the new cafe building or right towards the rhodo's a...More

Thank Ngaizone
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are so lucky to have this right in the heart of ChCh. Definitely worth a visit. Allow a few hours to enjoy the walking paths rose gardens and different pieces of art. Beautiful in Autumn made great photos!!!

Thank Sonya Devon W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place and a lovely sanctuary from the massive effort of rebuilding of the city. Wonderful collection of trees and plants all labeled for your information. All in all a great tranquil garden.

Thank darren s
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A lovely walk in the beautiful gardens with my family. Some of the gravel paths are not the best for pushing a pram over but worth the effort. People enjoying punting on the river looked so tranquil. Plenty of activities to do with young children....More

Thank yunshou57
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely outdoor experience for children and oldies. School holidays meant there was an interesting activity for the children - searching for the hungry caterpillar.

Thank Raewyn H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed the gardens. We walked through them on our way to our hotel, so made the effort to return the next day. There are different areas, so something for everyone, and the coffee house is nice as well.

1  Thank May1958
Nearby Restaurants
Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar
1,083 reviews
.85 km away
Zen Sushi and Dumplings
46 reviews
.83 km away
Curator's House Restaurant
377 reviews
.60 km away
The Villas
581 reviews
.86 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hagley Park
1,055 reviews
.26 km away
Canterbury Museum
1,868 reviews
.55 km away
Avon River
432 reviews
.51 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
8 April 2017|
Answer Show all 8 answers
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.
Celeste W
27 March 2017|
Answer Show all 10 answers
Response from HoneyandPaul | Reviewed this property |
There is no actual campervan parking as the gardens are in the middle of CBS, but there is normal parking available within walking distance.
26 November 2016|
Answer Show all 10 answers
Response from Rkemsley | Reviewed this property |
By the museum away from the cathedral square. There is an i-site at one of the entrances. Hope you find it