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Bason Botanic Gardens

552 Rapanui Road, Whanganui 4574, New Zealand
+64 6-349 0001
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552 Rapanui Road, Whanganui 4574, New Zealand
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+64 6-349 0001

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really special place - well laid out, lovely art work and landscaping, free gas bbqs, fern and orchid houses too.

Thank leoniew5558
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

When we visited these beautiful gardens it seemed as if we were the only ones there, even though there were a few cars in the car park. The formal gardens are lovely and the parkland and lake are wonderful. A real place to get lost...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

It is not my favourite type of garden, but the layout is fine and the garden has a wide range of plants.

Thank Helenavu
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

If you like a large range of flowers trees and beautiful gardens to walk through and take beautiful photos with these as a background - then this is the place to go

Thank leoniehastings
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This was the most amazing place we stumbled on while out driving. We thought it would be small but is a good size with lots of different walks with different vegetation. Well kept gardens too and also three orchid conservatories. Spotted throughout are gas bbq...More

Thank Alistair S
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

A friend suggested we visit on our trip to Bushy Park. I had not heard of the Bason Reserve before but what a find. Extremely family friendly with wide open spaces, well planted gardens, a conservatory area to visit plus barbecues and picnic spots. We...More

Thank silverthreads101
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous garden and venue for family events. Also wonderful in that you can drive around most of it so folks that can't walk far can still experience the beautiful plantings of trees, shrubs, succulents and more. A park like garden, and we saw...More

Thank Sandybeaches2015
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Gather up a picnic lunch and bring it out to this lovely park. You’ll find some areas to grill your food if you’re in the mood for cooked food. Even if you just drive through the gardens it is so relaxing. There are so many...More

1  Thank dixiepeach
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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
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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
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