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Dunedin Botanic Garden
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US$55.63*
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Ranked #12 of 124 things to do in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a nice botanical garden, especially good for a walk or bicycle ride. Although I didn't cover the entire park, but the small pool bridges over River Leith makes it an adorable place. A small cafe inside the garden completes the picture!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for walks with the family, or a little picnic. Kids loved the birds in the aviary. Beautiful gardens. Kids have fun feeding the ducks. There's a wee playground which is great for toddlers to have a bit of a fun. The wee ride around the lower gardens are so much fun. Great place to take the family.

Thank Vel1317
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the city checking out uni college accommodation options and had the pleasure of cutting through these gardens a few times.... very lovely trails... bird pond. Cafe kids area and just a lovely place to be

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Surprisingly extensive, you will need a few hours to do it justice. It is well laid out & also clearly signed.

Thank John D
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

We visited the gardens as part of a city tour of Dunedin. We only had about half an hour to view which wasnt long enough, I saw enough to think I'd like more time there. There is also an avairy within the gardens. Well laid out though steep in some areas. Worth a visit if you have a couple of hours to stroll comfortably.

Thank Sue H
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