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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 park is well maintained, easy to stroll about and spend time. There is a car park which offer 3 hours free parking. Strong suggest to couple this visit with the free canterbury museum visit. You never know what you miss until you visit these...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChristopherTraveller
Reviewed yesterday

An extensive oasis of calm very much worth a visit. Walk off a big lunch and marvel at the huge trees interspersed throughout the gardens. The rose garden within will bring a smile to your face. We passed through Christchurch twice during our recent travels...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PhilipM312
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped for tea and cake only. A counter service, but good choice and service. Noise level very good and very handy for a quick cuppa.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ESML888
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely garden with free entrance Would be worth visiting during spring to See flowers in full bloom A must do when in Christchurch

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 216manojb
Reviewed 2 days ago

The rose garden was a highlight. Walked the loop and back along the river. Majestic big trees and lots of peaceful places to sit and soak up the calm.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank QldScott
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A properly relaxing environment with huge diversity in plant life and birds. Ended up returning over and over.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marksP1119ZD
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was nice to visit but there was nothing special about these gardens that made it stand out. Well maintained and good variety of plants. The Cafe is good with great selection of food available, good outdoor/indoor seating. The gift shop sells some lovely things...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love really big trees, formal flower beds and walking paths through blooming shrubs, don’t miss these gardens. The care in the maintenance and planning of the blooms is apparent. A wonderful afternoon of peace and fragrance.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ann M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The gardens are absolutely beautiful and so well maintained, the roses were just stunning. I would love to visit in spring to be able to see all the Daffodils. Such a lovely place to take some time out on your holiday and look around. Great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Darls01
Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a nice setting in the middle of the city of Christchurch. It’s peaceful and beautiful to wander through. There’s a nice visitor centre with adjoining cafe. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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13 December 2018|
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Response from Howard E | Reviewed this property |
Jan P gave a good answer, however more importantly the train that gives a guided tour will not be running.
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