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“A World Away”

Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour with Optional Hop-On Hop-Off Tram, Gondola...
Ranked #1 of 233 things to do in Christchurch
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Owner description: 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.
Timaru, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A World Away”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

The different zones within the gardens makes walking through such an experience. Each kind of plant blends into the other, yet stays separate from the other. On a misty day, a sunny day, either one can be such a soothing experience.

Visited May 2014
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Una, India
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“Breath of Fresh Air!!”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Dad was operated in Christchurch Hospital. The Botanical Garden was his first excursion out post surgery. Wheeled him around the serene and beautifully kept premises. Gorgeous Huge old trees and rose garden. very therapeutic feeding the ducks by the side of the stream. Worth a jog across if ur up to it.

Visited December 2013
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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“Glad something left to see. Very Worth It.”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Agent said - damage, don't go. But Christchurch was worth the 2 days we spent there. People (i-site and guides) were very helpful with what was open to the public to visit and we really liked the bus tour of the damaged area - good to hear the plans to re-build. Train trip to Greymouth was really great as well. Don't write off this wonderful city as the tourist dollars are well needed. Thanks NZ for a wonderful 18 days!

Visited June 2014
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Christchurch NZ
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“New visitor centre and cafe”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

It started out as a commercial glass house for the popular Christchurch Botanic Gardens. The theme was replicated throughout this stylish new visitor centre with exhibition hall, function facility, gift shop, interactive displays and cafe. For the first time, visitors can view behind the scenes workings of the Botanic Gardens. The centre is also a stop for the popular guided Garden Caterpillar tour. The building is bright and airy in keeping with some of the notable botanic garden architecture worldwide. Definitely worth a visit to be inspired. My long black in the cafe was up with the best.

Visited April 2014
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Albany, Australia
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We went here twice on our trip to N.Z. in November and spent hours wandering and still didn't see it all. Great time of year as the flowers were just stunning.

Visited November 2013
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