Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Christchurch Botanic Gardens
4.5
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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 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.
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MoCoNZ24
Auckland, New Zealand19 contributions
Beautiful gardens for a walk, bordering the Avon River.
Jul 2021
We'd been to the gardens before but only to the formal garden area at the front bordering the Museum, so we didn't realise how extensive a parkland area this is! Even on a winter's day it was a gorgeous walk past a lake & even into the indoor tropical area. We saw there are extensive rose gardens which hopefully we'll get back to see in Spring, but the lawns & tress were wonderful even with few flowers out & a children's playground near the Asaph St entrance & carpark. Such a treasure to have gardens like this in the CBD.
Written 4 August 2021
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Anthony H
Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2021
An enchanting wonderland of plants and flowers with a cafe respite in the middle , a must for green fingers.
Written 2 August 2021
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Jason T
Adelaide, Australia559 contributions
A nice place to spend a an hour or two relaxing
Jun 2021
Whilst it was a short visit it was worth it, there are many different and interesting areas to explore and for anyone interested in nature I would recommend this. The grounds I walked in were pretty much flat so access and getting around for most should be fine. Of course I visited in winter and would expect the gardens to be a lot more colourful in spring.

Upon leaving close to sunset the museum building adjacent and the fountain inside the grounds made for some nice pics to end the visit.
Written 18 July 2021
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Abby
Wellington, New Zealand75 contributions
Beautiful gardens
Apr 2021
My favourite part was Cuningham House which is an indoor garden/hothouse. I loved the cactus room and water feature. There are plenty of other things to see and I'm sure there were things I didn't see in the time I was there.
Written 3 June 2021
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lenaf_NZ
Avondale, New Zealand297 contributions
Stunning Botanic Gardens
May 2021 • Couples
Awesome botanic gardens. Had a 4 hr stopover so came to kill time. Arrived just before 5pm amd guttered the conservatories closed at 4pm.
The visitors centre gift shop had beautiful plants and pots. Will definitely ne back next time were in Chch.
Written 23 May 2021
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Steve265
Wellington, New Zealand166 contributions
Always a pleasure
May 2021 • Friends
Every time we visit Christchurch we visit the botanical gardens and always have a pleasurable couple of hours wandering around the beautiful displays. The autumn colours were spectacular and a coffee looking over the gardens was a great finale!
Written 14 May 2021
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DADD23
Wellington, New Zealand106 contributions
Tranquility and beauty abound.
Apr 2021
My wife and I spent some time quietly walking some of the many paths in the gardens. We were impressed, particularly, with the rose garden, still with many blooms in mid-April, and with the magnificence of many tall trees. Well worth a visit!
Written 21 April 2021
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Maps553852
76 contributions
Always Lovely
Apr 2021 • Couples
What asset these gardens are to Christchurch and so close to the Hospital. Love visiting in every season and Autumn is coming along nicely.
Written 8 April 2021
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Stan Wojtas
3 contributions
Walk amongst the beautiful trees
Mar 2021
A really uplifting place to wander around! The huge trees are awe inspiring - take a picnic and wine basket :)
Written 3 April 2021
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R. O.
Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands98 contributions
Excellent
Mar 2021 • Solo
Nice gardens, well laid out and kept well..
Nice herbal boarders too. Autumnal leaves were pretty too
Written 27 March 2021
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