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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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Address: 6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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Lovely gardens

My family and I decided to visit the gardens on our recent trip to Christchurch. We were there in early spring so there weren't many flowers for us to see but the gardens were... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family and I decided to visit the gardens on our recent trip to Christchurch. We were there in early spring so there weren't many flowers for us to see but the gardens were still beautiful in their own way. The only complaint was had was that it took us a very long time to find a parking! We kept... More 

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Belleville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well kept, clean and great place to enjoy the outdoors, easily walkable from our hotel Colombo in the City.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the gardens on a beautiful sunny day. They are simply lovely and so very well maintained. It would be an excellent spot for a picnic. The cafe in the gardens is also very good.

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Millbrae, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just beautiful and peaceful. An easy walk or they have docent tours on carts. All plants are marked so you always know what is planted. The Canterbury museum is a nice spot next door

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Thane, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a lovely walk in the nicely maintained gardens with lots of greenery and flowers around. In the mid of the day also one does not feel warm. Good place for short picnic any time.

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the gardens a couple of times - once to walk round the river loop and again to visit all the flower gardens in the central area including the rose garden. We also had tea in the cafe there. Absolutely beautiful. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely is one of favorites place in Christchurch! During the summer you'll find a gorgeous rose gardens! It's marvelous... You can spend hours and hours at this place!

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

Well maintained grounds. Lovely to walk through or share a family picnic. Caterpillar ride is a wonderful tourist experience, as well for residence every now and then

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was nice to be in nature after walking and driving circles around the city. My favorite place in the garden was a tree with branches that bent to the ground. It was like a natural tent.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Compared with botanic gardens in Sydney or Melbourne this was a really boring one.. No special plants or trees here..

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