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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 7590
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Reviewed yesterday

The gardens are very peaceful and relaxing with well marked paths. Flowers were quite nice and well displayed. Truly worth a walk through this very nice setting and clering your mind.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CaptCJK
Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely leisurely open space in which to wander and admire the foliage. There are some ancient trees, amazing herbaceous borders and intriguing sculptures. We found the Visitor centre exhibitions interesting and enjoyed a cold drink in the Curator's House.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ann572014
Reviewed 2 days ago

There is no charge for this very well kept botanical garden. It is an excellent place to spend a couple of hours though I did wish that they had labelled the trees with their names.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank raymarks
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just a marvellous place, even in fall there was loads of colour. The paths twist and turn through a variety of formal and informal gardens, round many ponds and other features. The kids loved the heritage rose garden and the cacti in the glass house.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank chrislT6285UW
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place. Well worth lunch and a long afternoon stroll. Stunning ancient trees. Rose garden in full bloom.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SLC195
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The flowers here are so amazing! The ambience is so peaceful I really love the botanical gardens I will be back

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CampbellAlex1980
Reviewed 4 days ago

Only had 3 hours to spare so took a guided tour around the gardens.Our guide Faye was excellent and informative.The tour lasts about an hour and gives you a good overview of how the gardens came about and their history since then.There is also a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank anyoldtut
Reviewed 4 days ago

I go there often as I live here but one particular visit stands out. It was one of the "Lazy Sundays" concerts in the park on a summer Sunday afternoon. You take a blanket, a picnic basket, meet up with friends and laze in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cassssssssssssssssss
Reviewed 5 days ago

lovely tranquil garden to wonder through.buzzing with families at the kids playground and people having picnics on the many lawn areas. Music playing on weekends and a short walk to the museumn. no dogs allowed

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the best Botanical Gardens I have visited...spectacular tree specimens, well set out grounds with little “hidden” garden treasure intermingled with well kept open lawn areas. Plenty of seating scattered around and lovely meandering stream to watch the ducks and “punters” drift by, a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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13 December 2018|
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Response from 275DianneB | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. The restaurant would not be open. Plenty of lovely walks around the area
Lai G
8 December 2017|
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Response from GeneS460 | 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.
8 November 2017|
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Response from 540jacintag | 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