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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 8999
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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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6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 8999
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely grounds with tranquil gardens for a stroll or picnic. Very picturesque with kayakers traveling on lazy river and luscious blooming hydrangeas.

Thank h20polomom
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely, well-maintained gardens which are worth a visit if you’re in Christchurch. The paths are wide, the grass is green, and the flowers and plants are beautiful. The rose garden was spectacular, and there are some beautiful tall trees from all around the world. Plants...More

Thank Caitlin D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Typical gardens of a city. Walked through and enjoyed. Got here via hop on hop Off tram which we highly recommend.

Thank davolitribe
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A gentle stroll through beautiful gardens on a lovely sunny summer's day and a cuppa from the restaurant. Lovely! Good chat with one of the gardeners who was keen to share his love of the garden.

Thank westwalesfoodie
Reviewed 2 days ago

On a hot day we went walking in the botanical gardens No charge to visit this wonderful park close to the centre of Christchurch. Wonderful display of flowers especially orchids in the large glasshouses.

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fabulously relaxing gardens. Loved all aspects. Good food and refreshmemts. Super friendly staff and great gift shop with the gardener in mind.

Thank iangreen2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's not one of the best botanic gardens in the world - let's get that out first. Having said that, it's lovely and serene, lots of trees for the kids to play around, and definitely worth a visit together with the Arts Centre and Canterbury...More

Thank Andy Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have to confess that Botanic Gardens aren’t really at the top of my list when I travel.... but please make sure you spend some time in this beautiful place! It was a highlight of my visit to Christchurch. The old glass and stone greenhouse...More

Thank Megan W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well kept gardens with huge trees and flowers. The rose garden is beautiful. Easy to spend a couple of hours picnicking or just taking a stroll. Saw a few ducks playing by the river. Very relaxing.

Thank thepurpleninja
Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm not into Botanical gardens but I really enjoyed this park. Maybe it was the open space or the cactus plant or the humidity controlled Tropical garden. The cafe there is slower than a wet week, but that's not what my group went for. Would...More

Thank sptheaussie
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Lai G
9 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.
9 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
8 April 2017|
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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.