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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 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
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A good asset left to Whanganui by Stanley and Blanche Bason. We didnt have a lot of time there but saw the beautiful orchids and extensive plantings of native trees.

Thank Elijah01NewZealand
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The garden is11km outside of Wanganui. It is huge and spread over a large area of ups and downs. The are different styles of gardens and plant houses. Interesting buildings. The gardens and park are immaculate with many interesting plants, but there was no one...More

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