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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 8999
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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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6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 8999
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent the day meandering through the gardens. It was a warm afternoon in early spring. The bulbs are in bloom as are the flowing trees like the Magnolias and Cherry Blossoms. The scent of the Star Magnolias intoxicate you when the breeze blows through...More

Thank Shadowfax_Clan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent half a day strolling through this area after going through the museum. Vry nice - all the cherry blossom was out and there was a nice variety of colour. Like the way the River Avon snakes its was through the gardens, and that you...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 days ago

The botanic gardens were an oasis of calm after the inevitable noise of the re-building of earthquake recovering Christchurch. Beautiful trees and flowers and an excellent cafe.

Thank ziazak
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic park for walks and family visit, it was our first time there and we loved every minute of the visit, top job Christchurch

Thank Tipperaryboy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In the City Centre, the Christchurch Botanic Garden is an oasis of greenery, flowering tress and plants representative of New Zealand. From the ancient pines and eucalyptus, to the Lenten roses, rhododendron and hundreds (if not thousands) of flowering species, this arboretum and gardens are...More

Thank Nisa M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The botanic gardens are absolutely Devine. So much to see and such a relaxed environment! I loved the succulent and cactus gardens the most. A must see if you're in Christchurch!

Thank kerwar09
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was lucky to be there in the spring and to see the cherry and magnolia trees in bloom. It was a lovely way to spend some time.

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a spring day and we went for a walk here was very beautiful and peaceful great to just catch up with my friend and sit down have a drink in the cafe and watch the world go by. Some little walks along the...More

Thank Shayne250978
Reviewed 6 days ago

Gorgeous at all times of the year, but in particular during the spring time and summer. The conservatory in the middle is a great spot for a snack and a coffee. Very close to the city centre.

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent morning at Botanical Gardens - great way to get to know NZ trees and plants. Magnolias were in full bloom - just divine- blossoms out everywhere - just so pretty against the green green lawns, and picturesque streams. The cafe and gift shop were...More

Thank Gigs07
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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.
Celeste W
27 March 2017|
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Response from HoneyandPaul | Reviewed this property |
There is no actual campervan parking as the gardens are in the middle of CBS, but there is normal parking available within walking distance.
25 November 2016|
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Response from Rkemsley | Reviewed this property |
By the museum away from the cathedral square. There is an i-site at one of the entrances. Hope you find it