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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 8999
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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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6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 8999
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Reviewed yesterday

The Botanic Park is awesome no doubt about it, I have been here few times with my family. My Personal recommendation Good Point: 1. if you are in Christchurch for new days than you please add this in list. 2. One of the best Romantic...More

Thank Jignesh J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had lunch in this playground area. You can choose to sit on the bench, picnic on the grass while you're watching your children playing at the playground or summer pool. We really enjoy the atmosphere. Also you must visit the visitor centre, it sold...More

Thank Karlina W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed a lovely walk around the gardens and through the hothouses. The rose garden is beautiful. The paths meander through the gardens. The cafe and gift shop are worth a visit.

Thank 454DianeM
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I forgot how beautiful the Botanical Garden was, the Rose garden has been fully restored and there are so many beautiful sculptures throughout the park. Its fantastic for little kids to run around in though the playground area looks a bit old and dated. There...More

Thank D_N_A_1410
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful afternoon strolling the the gardens. Magnificent old trees, beautiful gardens. The Heritage Rose Garden in full bloom was a treat. Very peaceful and relaxing.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We would love to visit here during the warmer months, as many of the flowers were no longer in bloom. SCOTTY was an excellent Guide, full of local history and knowledge. These gardens are well worth a stroll through. It was so sad to see...More

Thank Christy_Luv2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely relaxed day at the gardens...sun shining a loads of space to run around. The rose garden was amazing :) 🥀

Thank Drinda J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful park. It has an amazing variety of flowers and trees. Lovely place for a leisurely walk.

Thank CharleswoodChick
Reviewed 3 days ago

In the very heart of that badly hit city lies one of the country's loveliest botanic garden. Take time and enjoy the beautiful vegetation and spacious lawns between.

Thank Franz M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The gardens are a great walk. It is very well looked after and is alive with birds. You can walk by the river or through little hidden gardens shaded by huge trees. It’s no white knuckle ride but it’s really chilled

Thank Kumquat7Kumquat7
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8 November 2017|
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Response from Jacinta G | Reviewed this property |
You can get to the car park off Armagh St near the start of Park Tce and the end of Rolleston Avenue. You can drive through the park passed the tennis courts on the right and on to the car park on the left under the trees... More
7 April 2017|
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Response from Kirsten M | Property representative |
I work at the Gardens, and yes, the Gardens are looking spectacular at the moment. Full of Autumn colours...dress warmly.
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27 March 2017|
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Response from HoneyandPaul | Reviewed this property |
There is no actual campervan parking as the gardens are in the middle of CBS, but there is normal parking available within walking distance.