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pakabay
Adelaide, Australia2,193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Peacock Fountain, on the very edge of the Christchurch botanic gardens is an impressive and highly colourful design piece, in perfect operational condition and clearly well maintained.

It’s an impressive and appropriate structure to welcome you to these beautiful gardens
Written 9 February 2024
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia11,920 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A beautiful fountain on Rolleston Ave edge of the Botanical Gardens next to the Canterbury Museum (currently closed).
Would look lovely when lighted at night but also very pretty in the daylight.
Written 5 February 2024
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Tim K
113 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The pictures on line made more of an impression on me than the real thing, which I walked by a couple times. IT is a fountain, has some mildly interesting sculptural aspects, but. . . .
Written 17 April 2023
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danielkayelene
The Summit, Australia757 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Ornate fountain on Rolleston Ave adjacent to the Canterbury Museum. Great way to start exploring the Botanical Garedns.
Written 12 January 2023
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SD2606
Christchurch, New Zealand1,824 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
We love this icon for the Botanical Gardens.
 
It is located on Rolleston Avenue next to the museum.

It normally has water and is very pretty to look at.
 
The gardens that they plant around it are seasonal, so the colours are forever changing to complement it.
 
Great photo for those Instagram fans.
Written 1 June 2022
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flyingeagle2223
Dunedin, New Zealand362 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
I love this fountain it is such a beautiful fountain to visit, even just as the sun is going down and there are wee lights shining around it
Written 5 March 2022
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Howard A
Auckland, New Zealand276 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
A beautiful fountain in stunning surroundings. It was built with money donated by John Peacock (hence the name) to the Christchurch Beautifying Society. It was unveiled in 1911 and is as lovely today as it must have been then.
If it is not doing much when you arrive wait a few minutes. It will start up. It is on a timer.
My wife and I sat and ate a packed lunch on a bench there. It was very peaceful.
Written 20 January 2021
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Peacock Fountain is one of the glories of the Christchurch Botanical Gardens which was bought by the Christchurch Beautifying Society.
Written 11 December 2020
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FyreFaery
Tomar, Portugal105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
A lovely piece of Christchurch history this Victorian foundation spent many years in storage before being restored and installed in the Christchurch Bontantical Gardens. Always a few special moments spent here in admiration.
Written 28 June 2020
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Cliff J
London, UK2,128 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Located inside the Botanic Gardens, near the main entrance. You may wonder why its call the Peacock Fountain as there is not a peacock in sight; dolphins, herons yes but no peacocks. In fact it's named after John Thomas Peacock, a local trader, politician and philanthropist, who left a bequest in 1905 to the Christchurch Beautifying Society. Made of cast-iron in three tiers, in the centre of a circular pool, standing 7.6 metres tall and it's lit at night.
Written 18 April 2020
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