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Bason Botanic Gardens

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Address: 552 Rapanui Road, Whanganui 4574, New Zealand
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Didn't have time to anything but drive around.

Our drive made us wish we had more time to spend there. I think that at least half a day would be needed to really appreaciate the park. My wife stopped the car and took quite a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Peter M

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our drive made us wish we had more time to spend there. I think that at least half a day would be needed to really appreaciate the park. My wife stopped the car and took quite a few photos.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a huge garden with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. It is located on the outskirts of Wanganui, so a car is needed to get there. Don't miss the orchid garden with all its different types of orchids. Also the tropical gardens with their begonias.

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Thank yank
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good asset left to Whanganui by Stanley and Blanche Bason. We didnt have a lot of time there but saw the beautiful orchids and extensive plantings of native trees.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The garden is11km outside of Wanganui. It is huge and spread over a large area of ups and downs. The are different styles of gardens and plant houses. Interesting buildings. The gardens and park are immaculate with many interesting plants, but there was no one there public or staff. Spookily empty but we enjoyed it.

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Manchester England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although a little way out of Wanganui these gardens are well worth a visit if you are ta all interested in gardening. We spent a few hours there an could have spent longer except that the rain started coming down rather heavily. The grade is a mixture of flowers, shrubs and trees and is looked after by volunteers.

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Thank Humphrey_Wright
Brisbane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you need a car to get here and around to see the full expanse. DIY, no need for a formal tour per se. Parking near the entry offered easy, flat walking to the museum, hot houses and cottage gardens. interesting to read the history of the place. pretty flowers in hot houses and cottage garden - even on a drizzly... More 

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Thank ZaraMarque
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Great spot for lunch but wouldn't pay a tour company to take me there! Need your own car to get there. some easy walking tracks.Very pretty.

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Thank squaredrive2017
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This park is indeed a botanic garden with hothouses and plantings both native and exotic but it also has barbeques and wide open spaces for picnics and games. A huge asset for Wanganui.

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Thank Steve W
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic. If you have your own car, pack a picnic and enjoy the serenity and magnificent trees in this multi-level, multi-themed collection of gardens. Great!

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Thank Dorothy I
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A fifteen minute drive out of Wanganui gets you to these unexpected gardens in what is otherwise farmland. Created by the Bason family as a passion while they were farming for a living, these gardens have tropical plants and water features inside, as well as extensive outdoor plantings. The mature trees provide good shade if the sun is strong. At... More 

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