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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The gardens were buzzing with people of all ages, shapes & sizes who were glued to their phones on some strange game trying to find clues around the beautiful gardens. We thought this an odd spectacle as they were missing the whole point of enjoying...More

Thank Natasha G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have visited many times, but this was first winter visit. Benefitted from good weather. The daffodils were on display: the deciduous trees were revealed.

Thank jagsjg
Reviewed 5 days ago

The scent of the roses was wonderful, beautiful trees along the small river, book a gondola boat ride. Lovely peaceful gardens in the middle of a city

Thank CassandraJane000
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens & well kept grounds. We aren’t really garden people but was beautiful to see for a quick trip.

Thank Meagan H
Reviewed 6 days ago

So much to see and do here for all ages. Car park should be bigger and bigger vehicles need a bigger road once you enter- I have often needed to pull over to the side to let them pass. It's easy enough to exit and...More

1  Thank muggles2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very Victorian looking park. Quite pretty even in winter. It's a nice place for the whole family.

1  Thank zumbr0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would be fantastic during any other season other than winter haha! I didn't think we would be visiting botantical gardens in Christchurch during winter but we did - i would not recommend in this season.

Thank Tara N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Botanic Gardens are delightful at any time of year. Beautiful trees and gardens, lots of paths, ponds and places to sit and relax. Visit the tropical hot house for a quick warm up in winter. The shop next to the cafe has a fabulous...More

Thank Kciwdahc
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wander through Hagley Park and Botanic Gardens is a must anytime of year in Christchurch. This time we had two young woman with us and they thoroughly enjoyed the Glass houses. We walked from Riccarton Road through to the Museum. From there you can...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place is so peaceful that you can enjoy alone or with your family. I have been here so many times and can't get enough of it. A must for everyone.

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Lai G
8 December 2017|
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Response from Gene S | 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 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.