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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-941 7590
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 December 2006

Christchurch is very proud of its botannical gardens which are very near the city centre and quite large. Hagley Park which houses the botannical gardens is quite large - so make sure you head for the 'botannical' bit which is round the back of the...More

7  Thank Cassie78
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 30 March 2015

The gardens themselves are lovely and very well kept. I was part of a group and we took the caterpillar tour but the whole experience was ruined for me by the driver with what I thought were offensive remarks. He made derogatory remarks about our...More

3  Thank Marilyn W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a very impressive park in terms of size and plant diversity. If you are interested in botany you will love the scope of the plantings. Some really amazing established trees, some I have only seen before in Europe. If you just simply enjoy...More

Thank Scoopie10
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked through here on an early Sun evening. We've been here before. It is a beautiful place. But the restrooms were gross, filthy with plugged toilets. It ruined the evening.

Thank DbacksFn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We wandered around the gardens and enjoy some sunny weather. It is a very peaceful and relaxing area.

Thank shiraneh
Reviewed 2 days ago

There's such a large diversity of flowers and trees and generally interesting plants here. A whole section is dedicated to a spectrum of different coloured roses. The trees are also an interesting mix with huge ones with broad trunks, some tall ones with skinny trunks...More

Thank Lenn831
Reviewed 2 days ago

I spent about 3 hours just walking about these gardens. The sheer variety of flowers, trees, shrubs, bushes, and nature settings was amazing. A lazy meandering river, a small forest to walk through, a large rose garden, a few bridges here and there, and different...More

Thank Wandering_RaF
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The size and beauty of these gardens was unexpected. We really enjoyed our walk around the gardens. For somewhere that's free of charge, it was really well maintained.

Thank myriad
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed at Chateau By The Park and walked through the garden to reach Christchurch Central. Was scenic and windy. Relax and enjoyable.

Thank kellycherish
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Should spend a couple of hours at least. There is a lovely cafeteria where it is a pleasure to sit and leisurely have some bites! In Springtime some beautiful flowers adorn the lush green gardens with some very old but well kept tress...

Thank SanjayPanigrahi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited here on a sunny Sunday afternoon - beautiful planting and magnificent trees. A great contrast to the still earth quake torn centre of Christchurch. Lovely to stroll by the river...

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place for a visit- park and gardens are very well maintained. Cafe on site is fantastic for food

Thank sianakwatson
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Lai G
8 December 2017|
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Response from GeneS460 | Reviewed this property |
More than likely there will be begonias is the greenhouse in flower. There could be several other plants in bloom depending on what the gardeners have been planting in some of the rotational beds.
9 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 KirstenM1589 | Property representative |
I work at the Gardens, and yes, the Gardens are looking spectacular at the moment. Full of Autumn colours...dress warmly.