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Dunedin Botanic Garden

Corner of Great King Street and Opoho Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 3-477 4000
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The Dunedin Botanic Garden is New Zealand's first botanic garden and holds the status of six star Garden of International Significance. ArbNet, the global network for tree-focussed professionals, has accredited the Botanic Garden as level III. The Camellia Collection is rated as a Garden of Excellence by the International Camellia Society. The Botanic Garden celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013, marking its position as New Zealand's first botanic garden. It occupies 30.4 hectares in North Dunedin at an altitude of 25 - 85 metres above sea level. The Garden has hill views from sunny lawns, more than 6,800 plant species and the song of wild native bellbirds, wood pigeons and tui. Its wide range of horticultural and botanical collections includes roses, the herbaceous and perennial borders, a rock garden, New Zealand native plants and four hectares of Rhododendron Dell with more than 3,000 rhododendrons. An important aspect of The New Zealand Native plant collection is the cultivation of rare and endangered native plant species. The geographic plant collections are an expression of the Victorian penchant for collection and growing plants from all around the world and displaying them in related groups. This collection has plants from temperate climates of North Asia, the South, Central and North Americas, Southern Africa, the Himalayas and the Mediterranean.
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“rose garden” (51 reviews)
“duck pond” (40 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Corner of Great King Street and Opoho Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
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+64 3-477 4000
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Reviewed yesterday

They not only have some comprehensive plant collections it is also a spectacular garden. All staff were very positive and a pleasure to chat up. Tremendous views from the top, big trees and colorful displays.

Thank ET92751
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dunedin Botanic Garden is New Zealand's first botanic garden and holds the status of Garden of International Significance. It has hill views from sunny lawns, more than 6,800 plant species. Its wide range of horticultural and botanical collections includes roses, the herbaceous and perennial...More

Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the last place we visited before going back to the ship. We were left to walk and enjoy the gardens and walk the many pathways around enjoying the flowers and quiet. There is a nice café here so no problem getting a drink...More

Thank smart5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even in winter it's s lovely place to visit. Easy to access. Nice place to relax in and central to the city. Enjoyed the walks

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately I didn't make it to the gardens until nearly dusk, so I didn't get to see as much as I would have liked. Being an animal person, I headed straight for the the aviaries, where I was definitely NOT disappointed. I saw species of...More

Thank stephanie_sandiego1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

love this garden really worth taking time to visit! kids and i always go there at less once MONTH! I LOVE THE CHANGE IN THE GARDEN EVERY SEASON! So peaceful at the same time.

Thank miss-severne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ducks are not scared of u. They chased u expecting u to feed them. Don't forget to visit the aviary.

Thank Leen kok C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every visit to Dunedin includes a must do walk through the gardens. And I swear, I find something new to wonder at each time. It doesn't matter the weather, or even if we need to rush to the airport, I'll squeeze in that walk. But,...More

Thank J T
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The gardens are lovely when visited during the right season and are beautifully colourful. Obviously, during Autumn and Winter, everything becomes a variation of orange or brown. You can request duck feed at the information centre next to the pond - they encourage you not...More

Thank JennyYWChen
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Dry, uninteresting, nothing beautiful to see. Confusing layout to drive around... all roads seemed to lead to...no where. Disappointing visit as our expectations were of some beautiful gardens. Sad.

Thank valmargfrance24
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