Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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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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Snify80@outlook.com
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Very well laid out clean tidy , very well worth the visit , great place to go relax with good company
Written 11 September 2022
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TravelingAmos
New Jersey576 contributions
It was a bit chilly on the day we came, so my family stayed in the car. I couldn't resist getting out to take a look and a few photos.
Written 22 August 2022
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Peter B
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One of the finest botanical gardens in the world. Includes many different outdoor spaces plus several unique greenhouses.
Written 14 August 2022
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Kinc0ra
Sydney, Australia40 contributions
Christchurch Botanical Gardens runs over a very large area with many smaller areas such as a children's playground and pool in the middle, the information center and café combined with a well though out museum. It was lovely to walk through the grounds. There are plenty of duck to feed but pick up some cheap bread for the supermarket as they don't supply duck food. The café in the information center was very reasonable.
Written 8 July 2022
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Perry B
Hong Kong, China2,423 contributions
I went promenading here with a close friend last March and it was fabulous. The day was balmy which,of course, it will not be NOW in Christchurch. The paths were strewn with leaves and a gentle breeze sighed. This was all able to afford me such a good catch up with such a dear friend.
Written 24 June 2022
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SD2606
Christchurch, New Zealand1,764 contributions
Family
We adore the BG’s! We normally go every couple of weeks with our preschoolers.
 
It ticks all of our boxes.
 
If you get there ‘early’ there is always a chance of a car park.

The car park can get muddy at times (even though they fixed it up), so beware of muddy puddles on your nice shoes.
 
The Gardens are always so nicely maintained, the garden beds, the trees, the paths, the playgrounds, the fountain; everything is always neat and tidy and clean.

It is a safe haven for children to run and explore. No bikes or scooters though.
 
Café Ilex makes amazing coffee and has tasty treats to enjoy there in the grounds.
 
There are frequently school holiday activities in the Gardens to find signs displaying fora and flora.
 
If you are looking for those lovely flower Instagram photo spots then do come here, it is always so pretty.
 
There are toilets and some rubbish bins around the Gardens.
 
There is a great kids playground, two, one for the older ones and one for toddlers. There is a paddling pool (not heated) that is open in summer.

There is an ice cream shop too.
 
And a plant info centre and conference room space.

It has it all!
 
Highly recommend.
Written 25 May 2022
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Amanda Pope
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Couples
Lovely walking in christchruch botanical gardens love the cafe ,and see the christchruch river ,see roses ,camellias garden .worth a visit
Written 4 May 2022
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Wayne K
Hamilton, New Zealand1,303 contributions
Whatever the season the Botanic Gardens are a pleasure.
Particularly the Conservatories - in fine form this time around.

On a good day, you'll get a lot of pleasure here.
Written 24 February 2022
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Roberta B
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We always try to walk around the Botanic Gardens when in Christchurch. Lovely as always. We enjoyed the Rose Garden, although they are not at their best at the moment. Plus dropped in at the Cafe for a well earned coffee
Written 21 February 2022
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robena
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
Couples
Visit on a clear sunny day, takes about 2 hours to see gardens properly. Museum can also be accessed from gardens. Children's playground and pool are also open. Can also hire small boats near hospital.
Written 5 February 2022
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