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Botanic Gardens Tour

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Botanic Gardens Tour
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Based in the Garden City of Christchurch New Zealand, the Botanic Garden Tours takes visitors on a fully-guided tour embracing the flora, fauna and history of the breath taking Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 15:30
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Rolleston Avenue | Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-366 7830
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful way to see the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Our guide provided comprehensive information about the different types of trees and areas within the gardens. And, at the half-way point you are able to look through the Rose Garden area and/or the conservatories....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Green electric tram was a great tour. Really informative and enthusiastic guide. I think you’ll really be missing out on some of the context of why and where for most of the gardens without this. You could hop off at two points along the way...More

Thank LyndenP_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour takes about 1 hour in a little car with explanations about the trees and the garden. I am not sure that people at the back hear very well the explanations of the driver so you probably want to sit at the front. Tickets...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Londinium
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

I joined the tram tour of the CHC Gardens to get an overview of this lush oasis near the CBD. Our guide Diana was very knowledgeable and pleasant. She pointed out the main areas as well as some facts about individual trees and plants.I look...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ptyduke
Reviewed 28 October 2018

The gardens are very big & will take some time to walk around. The best way to do the gardens is by the Caterpillar Gardens Tour. It's a small (wheeled) train with a guide. Our guide, Faye was really great, did the tour in "English"...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christine C
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Faye is very well-spoken, funny and she knows every plant or tree in the gardens. Without her expertise and driving skills, exploring the gardens would be much less entertaining and educational.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JPandDiane
CHCHAttractions, Manager at Botanic Gardens Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you for a great review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time on the Botanic Gardens Tour and we will pass your kind comments on to driver Faye. Thank you for joining us!

Reviewed 28 September 2018

This is the third time I have been on this tour. It is always enjoyable but particularly last Sunday. The driver was very friendly, infomative and knowledgeable about the different plants. Sorry I don’t remember his name

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Judy G
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This was a relaxing and informative ride through Christchurch's very pretty botanic gardens. Our warm, welcoming, and patient guide Gordon kept up an enjoyable stream of information about the individual plants, the broader gardens, and the city itself throughout the 45-minute or so tour. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JohnsonIV
CHCHAttractions, Manager at Botanic Gardens Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

We are so pleased you enjoyed your Botanic Gardens Tour with us! The gardeners do a great job of making sure there is always something to see in the Botanic Gardens no matter the season, and the conservatories are definitely well worth a visit. Thank...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018

We undertook a tour of the botanical gardens as part of a longer tour involving the Christchurch Museum and a city tra tour. The tour of the gardens was guided on a caterpillar tram that tours most of the gardens. A nice ride through interesting...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Peter S
CHCHAttractions, Manager at Botanic Gardens Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you for joining us on a Botanic Gardens Tour: we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on the tour!

Reviewed 30 April 2018

Faye was a fantastic guide for the tour. She shared such interesting history of where the plants came from, and even which ducks were related. We would not have had such a great experience on our own, particular with children tired of walking. It was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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CHCHAttractions, Manager at Botanic Gardens Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time on our Botanic Gardens Tour! We will pass on your thanks to Faye for an interesting and informative tour, and we hope you had a great time in Christchurch.

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Nur Maisarah A
6 April 2018|
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Response from CHCHAttractions | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Yes, our Botanic Gardens Tour operates every day except Christmas Day (the tour may also be cancelled in the event of inclement weather). Our tours depart from the Museum entrance to the... More