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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 7590
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
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+64 3-941 7590
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful and so much to explore- well worth the walk and enjoy the gardens - they are really well taken care of and the cafe is great

1  Thank Deidre868
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely place for a wander and explore. Lots to see. Its bigger than I expected. Nice cafe on site, friendly staff in the first shop.

1  Thank kimberleyopinion
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited on Tuesday 22nd May. Make sure you allow sufficient time to visit Christchurch Botanic Garden, there is a lot to see and good any time of the year.

1  Thank Michael-4551
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Does not matter what the season is, the gardens are always a great place to visit. A true gem in the heart of Christchurch.

Thank Marinus S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter what time of year there is always peace to be found in one corner or other of the park. Weather it be feeding the ducks, watching the canoes or Gondolas or in a hidden retreat on a quiet park bench. Best of all...More

Thank amanda c
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Winter still offers a variety of interesting plantings in this garden amazing trees. Be sure to find the incredible Atlas Cedar!

Thank robin p
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just by the Canterbury museum and Avon river, a very nice garden, 10 min from CBD, if you are Pokemon Go fans, this is good place to go too LOL.

Thank Adam C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going to Art Centre o parked in Botanical car park and walked through. Stopped to look at new cafe" Ilex" and associated gift store. Great building and a perfect place for a coffee or lunch. Always something to look at in the gardens.

Thank pauline r
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great area for daily walking. Cafe serves lovely food. Museum at entrance well worth visiting. Unfortunately it was too cold to go punting on the Avon.

Thank Brigitte B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rose garden is a must visit, do check for the blooming season before you go. Parking is not an issue as there is plenty of parking space. Spend 2-3 hours strolling in the park.

Thank Soon Yiu O
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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.
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sps04
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
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heencheong
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.
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