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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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Address: 6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
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+64 3-941 8999
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At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City, the Gardens...

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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Wonderful spot to walk around and see the lovely plants, fountains and river. There was a band was on and they were great. Very nice spot to walk around.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Wonderful spot to walk around and see the lovely plants, fountains and river. There was a band was on and they were great. Very nice spot to walk around.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Caterpillar tour was so worth the time and money. Lovely gardens. Very informative guide. A well spent hour.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Big area to wonder around, lots of different plants and flowers to photograph, and some of the trees are majestic!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The botanical garden has some of the most amazingly beautiful trees, flowering plants and roses that we have every seen. Worth devoting an hour or two for a leisurely walk through the garden to see all of the local and exotic plantilife.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Christchurch is never going to return to its past but what will be seen in the future will be a very vibrant city with a past that will never be forgotten.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to relax and take a stroll. Very peaceful and well kept. The sun was out, beautiful Sunday morning. What more could you want. Take your time! Enjoy the fresh air.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very enjoyable to walk around the gardens, especially the New Zealand gardens. Was gorgeous especially with the Christmas decorations up. Didn't spend a heap of time here but definitely could spend a lot more time looking around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have always enjoyed walking through these gardens at different times of the year. Our English friends had taken us to Kew Gardens so was great to show what Christchurch has

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely place to walk around or take the kids. Even had a brass band playing. The gardens are well kept and seem to be very popular with the locals. Can hire a punt on the river if you want.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A magnificent garden covering many acres with formal plantings of flowers and some of the most magnificent species of trees you will see in one setting. Do not miss this if you are in Christchurch

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