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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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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 4 days ago via mobile

Perfectly manicured gardens with great walks through picturesque pathways. If you love gardens you will love this place.

Thank David T
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great walk around the gardens, some lovely areas to explore and don't miss the aviary we were surprised by the number of birds. Also the cafe was great, coffee and baguette good.

Thank m03atkinson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful botanic gardens which were very pleasant to wander through. Despite poor weather the gardens looked lovely.

Thank ziazak
Reviewed 1 week ago

A simple botanic garden that gives you a relaxing and tranquil environment near the township. It is very convenient and close to bus stops. A good and simple place to have a look at while you are in Dunedin. And the good thing about it...More

Thank jcbnavarra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely garden. Very beautiful and can spend 1-2hrs wandering around. Worth a visit if you have the time.

Thank Ang7676
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came in winter so there is nothing much to see as all the flowers are not there. For sure in summer is a nice place to visit.

Thank Daniela F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do when in Dunedin. Beautiful gardens , lovely views and birds to look at. Great for the whole family!

Thank britta79k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 12 July 2017

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 11 July 2017

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
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