Bason Botanic Gardens

Bason Botanic Gardens, Whanganui: Address, Phone Number, Bason Botanic Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Bason Botanic Gardens
4.5
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
The area
Address
Best nearby
We rank these restaurants and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location.
Restaurants
1 within 5 kms
Attractions
2 within 5 kms
Popular mentions

4.5
177 reviews
Excellent
123
Very good
49
Average
5
Poor
0
Terrible
0

valandrobw
Carterton, New Zealand17 contributions
Fantastic experience
Mar 2021
This is an amazing place to visit. There is so much to see with lots of picnic areas and beautiful planting of all kinds of trees and ferns etc., hothouse with incredible orchids etc.,
Written 12 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Youngone51
New Plymouth, New Zealand508 contributions
An unexpected find
Mar 2021 • Couples
We came upon the garden by chance and are glad we stopped for a look. Nice big garden with lots of picnic areas, great plant selection and layout.

We particularly liked the information boards with the history of the garden.
Written 6 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

VillageLady234
Berkshire, UK181 contributions
Delightful Botanic Gardens
Feb 2021
Wonderful Gardens. Amazing how this area could be transformed in the 1960s to create such a wonderful place. The Homestead Garden, everyone’s dream, the Conservatories filled with Orchids and Begonias take your breath away. Wonderful green areas with families sitting in the shed with their picnics. A dreamland, fabulous and wonderful. I loved it.
Written 8 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jill S
New Plymouth, New Zealand128 contributions
Popped in on our way home
Feb 2021
Lovely place, well kept. interesting gardens and viewing points. Lots of bbq sites discreetly done in red stone which complemented the area.
Written 6 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Richard K
Waikanae, New Zealand29 contributions
A delight to visit
Jan 2021
The gardens are magnificent, vast areas of well cared for planting, trees and lawns. So easy to get around and you can drive through many areas if you are unlucky enough to visit on a wet day. The conservatories are filled with beautifully cared for and presented plants . Thank you to all the friendly staff.
Written 19 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JOCELYN W
6 contributions
Orchids
Dec 2020
Lovely place to visit, walks around and up/down gentle hills. or drive,
Loved the orchids,begonia's and fern conservatories.
big pond at the base with waterfowl and a white faced heron.
space for ball sports, picnics, families.
Written 31 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Diane K
Wellington, New Zealand33 contributions
A gem - visit is a must for garden lovers
Dec 2020 • Couples
The borders are lovely. Amazingly big succulents. Italianate hill walk. Fantastic barbecues. Glass houses. A lake and lawns. What wonderful botanic gardens. Why did I not discover them before?
Written 30 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tasha
Whanganui, New Zealand25 contributions
Best place for walk
Nov 2020 • Friends
I usually go there with my friends for walk. It is such a beautiful natural place. The paths are made in such a way that you might feel like you are in some sort of forest. Very quiet and calming place. Must visit in Wanganui especially in the morning or in the evening.
Written 28 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

michael w
Cairns, Australia28 contributions
bbq at sunset
Nov 2020
Beautiful gardens on the edge of Wanganui. These gardens are huge and are a real asset to the beautiful city of Wanganui. Very peaceful; free gas bbqs.
Written 21 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

rod d
Wellington, New Zealand90 contributions
One of NZ's best botanical gardens.
Oct 2020
This is one of the best botanical gardens I have been to. It is huge, and well-served by roads within. It is a great place for a picnic and well-laid out. Whanganui is so lucky to have it.
Written 30 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 169
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing