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Queen's Gardens

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Bridge Street, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-546 0200
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Queen's Gardens and Chinese Garden

Two small but perfectly formed gardens within the same boundary. Easy to walk around and close to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Penny B
Lower Hutt
A lovely little botanic garden

A nice place to wander around - some interesting signage and a little Japanese garden to boot. To... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Nelson, New Zealand
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Bridge Street, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3-546 0200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Two small but perfectly formed gardens within the same boundary. Easy to walk around and close to the centre of town. Very restful, and everyone we met whilst walking around was friendly (typical of Nelson in general). Well worth a visit.

Thank Penny B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A nice place to wander around - some interesting signage and a little Japanese garden to boot. To top it off it sits adajacent to the Suter Gallery whose cafe gives you some lovely views over the garden. Ideal if you're looking for somewhere for...More

2  Thank loocieloo2017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The small park is a gem, tucked into the heart of Nelson. Terrific array of trees, many magnificent specimens: Redwoods, Norfolk Pines, Mamaku, Atlas cedar, London Plan trees. Plus stylish bridges, well maintained paths, fountains, flowerbeds, waterwheel.

Thank Ross C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Cute little garden in this little city. Deserved a visit. Very closed to the CBD. Peaceful, lots of big trees, ducks and waterways. Happy to have visited

Thank Antonio G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Being new to Nelson my husband and I are keen to explore different areas. We decided to have a stroll around the Victorian Queen's Garden. A beautiful lake is the center piece of the garden with lots of paths around it's circumference revealing delightful vista's....More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is a peaceful place to sit and watch the world go by , or watch the ducks at play !! With many trees , flowers and fountains , everyone should be able to find something to amuse them !!

Thank FoxyRock
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

These gardens are just beautiful. With fountains and ponds with lots of ducks to feed. There is a cafe that has lovely cakes and coffee/tea. Worth a look.

Thank catchfab
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Love this place only minutes from the heart of the city. Great for family time and photos - don't forget to look for the Chinese gardens on Tasman Street side

Thank MarcianoNelson
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We walked around the gardens, there are some very pleasant vista's for the photographer in all of us. It would be a pleasant place to lunch....and the cafe is great.

Thank gus3382016
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The gardens are amazing and absolutely great for the weekend. It has a mini waterfall and is right next to the delicious suter cafe!

Thank Fabulous F
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