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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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Address: 6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
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+64 3-941 8999
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At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City, the Gardens...

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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I recommend allowing a couple of hours when visiting the Botanic Gardens. My favourite parts are the walk along the river, the gorgeous Victorian architecture of the tropical... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recommend allowing a couple of hours when visiting the Botanic Gardens. My favourite parts are the walk along the river, the gorgeous Victorian architecture of the tropical greenhouse next to the rose garden, and beyond that, the lily ponds which you have to hunt to find. The new info centre has a cafe, but if you enjoy classy cuisine,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Botanic gardens in Christchurch are beautiful and huge. The river running alongside and the different areas within the gardens just make the place so picturesque. The gardens are extremely well looked after with a stunning rose garden and many flowering shrubs and plants and beautiful trees. There is a large visitor centre with a café and toilets and a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was very relaxing to walk through the botanic gardens, and enjoy a coffee in the cafe after rushing touring around NZ

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our coach stopped by here for a day trip to Christchurch. We allowed enough time to have a quick look. It was near Christmas and there were giant Christmas baubles dotted under the huge trees which looked amazing. Plenty of seats to sit and take in the scenery. There is a tram stop nearby .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After seeing the botanic gardens in Sydney, we didn't expect much from little Christchurch. So wrong. A lot of work and imagination has been put into this garden and the adjacent parks. Don't miss it!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of our favourite spots in Christchurch. Beautiful setting and great for wearing out a two year old!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the Gardens by their nature (no pun intended) change every week. It is a privilege to have them in our City they are such an asset and a place for calm and tranquility. I often stroll there when i am thinking things out. A must do if you are visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very well cared for gardens & planting, lots of indigenous plant varieties in a natural-type setting, along with more formal planting gives the place the feel of a UK municipal park

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I made it a point to walk through the gardens every day on my visit to Christchurch. The trees are fantastic, and the roses are stunning. It is free, and worth the visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a lot of time here wandering through its pathways. The glasshouses close by 4pm so arrive earlier not to miss out. The rose garden was exeptional and probably the best I've ever seen. Not much perfume to the flowers though so they must only have new varieties. The herbaceous flowers were stunning too. The botanic garen is bordered... More 

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