Dunedin Botanic Garden

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Dunedin Botanic Garden
4.5
About
The Dunedin Botanic Garden is New Zealand's first botanic garden and holds the status of six star Garden of International Significance. ArbNet, the global network for tree-focussed professionals, has accredited the Botanic Garden as level III. The Camellia Collection is rated as a Garden of Excellence by the International Camellia Society. The Botanic Garden celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013, marking its position as New Zealand's first botanic garden. It occupies 30.4 hectares in North Dunedin at an altitude of 25 - 85 metres above sea level. The Garden has hill views from sunny lawns, more than 6,800 plant species and the song of wild native bellbirds, wood pigeons and tui. Its wide range of horticultural and botanical collections includes roses, the herbaceous and perennial borders, a rock garden, New Zealand native plants and four hectares of Rhododendron Dell with more than 3,000 rhododendrons. An important aspect of The New Zealand Native plant collection is the cultivation of rare and endangered native plant species. The geographic plant collections are an expression of the Victorian penchant for collection and growing plants from all around the world and displaying them in related groups. This collection has plants from temperate climates of North Asia, the South, Central and North Americas, Southern Africa, the Himalayas and the Mediterranean.
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Lyn J
Dunedin, New Zealand56 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Absolutely beautiful , gardens are all pristine . Visit weekly .
Love to see the cafe cleaned and refreshed .
This the only let down .
Written 26 November 2021
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Graeme S
Wellington, New Zealand8 contributions
Oct 2021
Large and diverse gardens with various themes,. The rhododendron glen is justly famous for srping beauty.

Vist and talk to Sid the talking parrot at the aviary
Written 27 October 2021
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Janene M
20 contributions
Sep 2021
The cherry blossoms were in full bloom which were lovely to see, the views from the terrace just under the South African garden were spectacular
Written 7 October 2021
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Jane W
Auckland, New Zealand90 contributions
Aug 2021
Enjoyed walking around the gardens. Be aware that it is on two levels and not for the unfit! I would suggest parking at the lower part of the gardens. Quite a few birds in the aviary but the cages are a little small.
Written 10 August 2021
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Happy Travels at Felicity 888
Auckland, New Zealand55 contributions
Jan 2021
An enormous and truly lovely botanic gardens! We have never seen a garden as wonderful as this.

You can spend several hours exploring this huge place. Every corner has a unique flora and fauna to enjoy.

You can park your car along the road for free. The garden is open from 7AM to 7PM.
Written 2 March 2021
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AllyP1994
Martinborough, New Zealand156 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
We visited the gardens when we did the Dunedin Parkrun - quite by chance as we haven't done it for a year due to Covid and living overseas. What a way to see a snapshot of these beautiful gardens. Heaps of colourful flowers. A stream running through the area. Lots of up and down so maybe not great if you have mobility or physical health issues. Fabulous rose garden. Peaceful ambience. Just great. We want to return to explore the gardens while walking not running! What a credit to the City Council. Well worth a visit. Cafe looked good too!
Written 20 February 2021
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Philip
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
Feb 2021
What a fantastic place to while away a morning.The gardens were opposite our accomodation and we ambled over to have a cup of coffee. Manicured gardens, great rose gardens and Hot houses to name a few, and its FREE.Definitely reccommended. The cafe sells basic fare and is OK but the decor needs to be dragged into the current century, however it doesn't detract from the wonderful walk around the gardens.
Written 8 February 2021
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xrae10
Auckland, New Zealand102 contributions
Feb 2021
Lovely gardens, although a bit steep in places! Lots to see but some of the paths could be more clearly signposted.
Written 4 February 2021
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Sand_51714
Auckland Central, New Zealand31 contributions
Jan 2021
What a great place to wander around and see all the native plants trees etc. beautifully kept too. Nice cafe and shop.
Written 27 January 2021
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
Feb 2020
Dunedin Botanical Garden is composed of a flat lower garden with popular duck pond and ample of native plants and bushes.
Written 10 January 2021
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