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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 8999
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At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City, the Gardens are a place of ever-changing beauty. Showcasing flora and fauna of New Zealand and other parts of the world, the Gardens feature one of the finest collections of exotic and local plants in New Zealand. With more than 1.1 Million visitors each year the Botanic Gardens are one of the Christchurch's most popular and well-loved attractions.
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6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 8999
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked almost all the way around the outside of the gardens plus a detour to the heritage rose garden over one of the bridges. The main rose garden and the New Zealand Gardens were highlights. Well worth a visit.

Thank Nigel D
Reviewed yesterday

A lovely place to visit for free but lots of walking if it's a hot day. We did the tour on an electric vehicle. The driver was lovely and very knowledgeable and it took about an hour. Time after for a coffee in the on...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely garden beds, beautiful mature trees. I’d like to see more of the plants labelled. Many paths able to be wandered that are wheelchair friendly. Cafe and Toilets available as are guided tours.

Thank Nonapama
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Located right next to the museum and in the city center these are a must visit. It is free and a great way to sit on the green grass under the shade of big trees with lots of flowers all around.

Thank AshishGuptasfo
Reviewed yesterday

Sometimes when travelling it's nice to have an experience that's free and interesting all at the same time. If you love gardens, plants and strolling in the outdoors then this is the activity to do. There are areas of the garden devoted to different plant...More

Thank Leesa S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Didnt walk the whole of the gardens as we were limited for time, but what we did do was beutiful, so many different types of trees and types of flowers. A perfect way to spend a day with a picnic and wine!!

Thank julie B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a short visit to the Botanic Gardens and enjoyed it very much. The trees were so large and beautiful. The glass houses had so may wonderful orchids. The shop sold some unusual things and although we did not go the cafe it looked...More

Thank Su3611
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful garden, where you can have a lovely stroll. Suitable to those into their botany, keen gardeners or just like to stroll. Locals use the gardens to jog around, fitness training, pitch & put golf and lots more. There are a few...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 days ago

great walk and wonderful gardens. would highly recommend while in Christchurch. well worth the visit

Thank roadrunner0820
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You need to visit this spectacular botanic gardens !! Nice and quiet, really big ; we spend 5 hours inside and didn’t see every part of the park ! Do it !

Thank Marie B
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Lai G
8 December 2017|
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Response from Gene S | Reviewed this property |
More than likely there will be begonias is the greenhouse in flower. There could be several other plants in bloom depending on what the gardeners have been planting in some of the rotational beds.
9 November 2017|
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Response from Jacinta G | Reviewed this property |
You can get to the car park off Armagh St near the start of Park Tce and the end of Rolleston Avenue. You can drive through the park passed the tennis courts on the right and on to the car park on the left under the trees... More
7 April 2017|
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Response from Kirsten M | Property representative |
I work at the Gardens, and yes, the Gardens are looking spectacular at the moment. Full of Autumn colours...dress warmly.