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Bason Botanic Gardens

552 Rapanui Road, Whanganui 4574, New Zealand
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552 Rapanui Road, Whanganui 4574, New Zealand

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well designed gardens and lake that makes for a pleasant walk. For those less able to walk, you can also drive around. A worthwhile visit.

Thank blueandwhite372
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a must and especially for visitors to the area. You can picnic in the grounds, walk about and see native plants and flowers - a gem.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Always a pleasant and lovely place to visit. There are BBQ areas, walking tracks and beautiful scenery.

Thank Trixie5748
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Whether you are staging a family reunion, and intimate twosome picnic or just out for a seasonal walk (sadly dogs even on lead are not welcome which is a real shame) the rolling hills of this sheltered and beautiful enclave will delight! The orchard house...More

Thank Artisteyes
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Great for a picnic or comfort stop in your camper van in beautiful garden setting and wide open spaces and a lovely beach up the road.

Thank Rayfive1958
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Take a short detour off the State Highway and visit this garden. It can be driven around for those short on time, or limited in mobility. There is a lovely formal garden, hothouses and numerous garden zones featuring, rhodedendrons, natives, ferns and various other plants....More

Thank Colin and Carol... W
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Beautiful gardens with plenty of plants to interest most people. Its one drawback was that there were few plant identification labels.

Thank RonKupe
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Excellent place to do short walks, convenient parking with lovely orchid collections :) if you lazy like me...a good drive around will do :)

Thank Nilesh W
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Our drive made us wish we had more time to spend there. I think that at least half a day would be needed to really appreaciate the park. My wife stopped the car and took quite a few photos.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a huge garden with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. It is located on the outskirts of Wanganui, so a car is needed to get there. Don't miss the orchid garden with all its different types of orchids. Also the tropical gardens with their...More

Thank yank
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