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“Absolutely Beautiful!”

Dunedin Botanic Garden
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US$31.58*
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Full-Day Ships Shore Excursions from Dunedin
Ranked #10 of 85 things to do in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Dunedin Botanic Garden is New Zealand's first botanic garden and holds the status of six star Garden of International Significance. ArbNet, the global network for tree-focussed professionals, has accredited the Botanic Garden as level III. The Camellia Collection is rated as a Garden of Excellence by the International Camellia Society. The Botanic Garden celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013, marking its position as New Zealand's first botanic garden. It occupies 30.4 hectares in North Dunedin at an altitude of 25 - 85 metres above sea level. The Garden has hill views from sunny lawns, more than 6,800 plant species and the song of wild native bellbirds, wood pigeons and tui. Its wide range of horticultural and botanical collections includes roses, the herbaceous and perennial borders, a rock garden, New Zealand native plants and four hectares of Rhododendron Dell with more than 3,000 rhododendrons. An important aspect of The New Zealand Native plant collection is the cultivation of rare and endangered native plant species. The geographic plant collections are an expression of the Victorian penchant for collection and growing plants from all around the world and displaying them in related groups. This collection has plants from temperate climates of North Asia, the South, Central and North Americas, Southern Africa, the Himalayas and the Mediterranean.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Dunedin Botanic Gardens is huge and the grounds were very well maintained. It is also the very first botanic garden in New Zealand. There were so many species of plants and flowers and great for photography. Is a perfect place to hang out after 5pm when all the other attractions are closed.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Absolutely beautiful gardens although set into a steep hill so if you have trouble walking there is only about half of the garden that you will be able to access. The climb is worth it. Very well tended and carefully planned garden. We spend several hours there and only saw a portion of it.
The café wasn't so good - rather poor choice on the menu.
Quite a long walk out of the city - we got a cab there and back, which wasn't too expensive.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This lovely botanic garden adjoins the University of Otago campus. It is located on a hill, so you can get a good workout walking the trails if you choose, or you can just follow the River Lieth through the basin.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A wander the gardens is a very pleasant pastime. They are rich in history, well established and tranquil. The duck pond and play area would be a hit with younger kids. A lovely spot to relax and unwind.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We lived walking around the gardens. Hip the hill are bird aviators where we saw some NZ natives as well as other parrots. Coffee at the cafe was good as was their service. Beautiful big sequioa trees...massive actually

Thank Ray M
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