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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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Address: 6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-941 8999
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At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City, the Gardens...

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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Very peaceful

The Botanic Gardens is worth a visit and is very well taken care of. The trees and flowers are beautiful and the lawn is immaculate. It is a very peaceful spot to get away from... read more

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom

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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Botanic Gardens is worth a visit and is very well taken care of. The trees and flowers are beautiful and the lawn is immaculate. It is a very peaceful spot to get away from the city and to have some quiet time. Easily accessible by foot from our hotel in the city centre.Highly reccommended!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So beautiful. So quiet and trendy at the same time. If you are visiting Christchurch you really need to visit the Botanical Garden. Trees are so old and so amazing. The Avon river in the middle just give much character to this already amazing site. You can have a coffee on bean bag, visit the museum or just lay down... More 

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New Delhi, India
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a beautiful garden with a large no of new and different flowers. thoroughly enjoyed exploring all the nooks and corners

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Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice English style garden can be found in Christchurch. There is a beautiful rose garden and some magnificent trees. The Avon River runs through it. It is adjacent to the Canterbury Museum. The gardens are free.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked part of the gardens and then took the caterpiller tour. It was great to have the commentary of what the plants werr and where they came from. Lovely rose garden and indoor plant section of blooms and cacti. Lovely place overall to take a picnic or just to have a wander and sit.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I grew up in Chch and always loved the gardens. Of all the things I love to do when I'm back, a visit and a picnic complete with bread to feed the resident ducks.

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Sun City West, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even with early morning walks and time during the day to explore, there was no way to see all of these beautiful gardens. They are well-maintained with signs to tell about the trees and flowers. Especially liked the NZ gardens and the International Peace Bell. Best of all, they are free!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked the gardens on a beautiful day amongst the flower and trees and the wonderful hot houses and strolled beside the tranquil river Avon with family fun in small crafts and beautiful Punts finishing with afternoon tea at the outdoor Cafe

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Buckinghamshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A "must do" in the city. It's a delightful stroll around the park in the summer. Wonderful NZ trees and plants.

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Silkeborg, Danmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I liked the in the park very much, especially the section with plants and trees origined in New Zealand. The paths with tropic plants felt like a small rainforest.

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