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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Only had 3 hours to spare so took a guided tour around the gardens.Our guide Faye was excellent and informative.The tour lasts about an hour and gives you a good overview of how the gardens came about and their history since then.There is also a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

I go there often as I live here but one particular visit stands out. It was one of the "Lazy Sundays" concerts in the park on a summer Sunday afternoon. You take a blanket, a picnic basket, meet up with friends and laze in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

lovely tranquil garden to wonder through.buzzing with families at the kids playground and people having picnics on the many lawn areas. Music playing on weekends and a short walk to the museumn. no dogs allowed

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the best Botanical Gardens I have visited...spectacular tree specimens, well set out grounds with little “hidden” garden treasure intermingled with well kept open lawn areas. Plenty of seating scattered around and lovely meandering stream to watch the ducks and “punters” drift by, a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank katehob57
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely to wander around on a hot day. Wildlife along the river bank. Plenty of places to sit and ponder. Free.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PSlowly
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful place to walk and admire. We also visited the memorial/tribute to the mosque shooting, so many flowers, letters/cards, teddy’s and candles, very overwhelming! The aroma and out pouring of love was very moving.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful place to take a walk and enjoy nature right in the middle of the city. The variety of plants, flowers and trees was impressive.

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jmlora
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth paying for the guided landtrain tour. These get fully booked and only run every hour. The guide was very interesting. There was one short stop during the one hour tour. The Canterbury museum is right next to the gardens and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank recentlybeen
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bless the folks of Christchurch - couldn’t land in this city without visiting the memorial on the fence line of the beautiful Botanical Gardens for the 50 some victims who passed in the massacre last Saturday 16 March 2019. 😢 Vicki Sydney Australia CHECK ME...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful gardens that seem to stretch on and on. The rose and dahlia gardens were particularly impressive, along with the houses that contained the cacti and jungle plants.

Date of experience: March 2019
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canavi
13 December 2018|
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Response from 275DianneB | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. The restaurant would not be open. Plenty of lovely walks around the area
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Lai G
8 December 2017|
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Response from GeneS460 | 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
8 November 2017|
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Response from 540jacintag | 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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