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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 via mobile

The green centre of the CBD. Lovely park to stroll around. A number of different garden and planted areas as well as an exotic plant greenhouse. I would allow an hour for a visit - more if you want to go one of the famous...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed yesterday

After we walked through through the glorious gardens, we booked ourselves on a guided tour of the gardens- on an open cart. The guide was polite, knowledgeable and extremely obliging. We learnt so much about the botanical history of Christchurch as well as the impact...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank _chezza2229
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of flowers varieties, huge trees. Well kept a pleasure to visit. The little train that takes you around the park if one does not wish or could not walk the park. Although a little expensive is well worth it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank laura2sail
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hey----when in Christchurch-----go to The Botanical Gardens------it is a 10 minute walk from the centre of town----very close.The gardens are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!So much to see----and you are also VERY CLOSE to the Avon River(Christchurch is also known as(besides the garden city-------the avon city)You can also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maa482018
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

At the end of the day, we were looking for something to do so we headed for the botanic gardens, what a triumph. Such a well kept and loved space it was truly a glorious walk, and the evening sun came out especially.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 87matta
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Impressive array and variety, easy to spend an afternoon there. No plan required. Just right for wandering and exploring.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Capo_in_B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great way to burn a few hours ... free and lime scooters all around the park as well if u dont wanna walk around hagley prk

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dopple2000
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love this garden. Well maintained with fresh flowers despite having so much foot traffic daily. Great place to pose and take photos of flowers. Also, a great place for a walk and to clear your mind however, it is busy.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SamDuncan31
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens as always. Manages to get in the visitor centre, which was worth it for 10 minutes. Some interesting facts and displays. Free all day parking on Riccarton Ave, and walked into town. Some buskers around with the festival being on. Looked at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 422iana
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really lovely to walk around, large trees, Avon river, beds of roses and other flowers and a great mosaic chair

Date of experience: January 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
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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