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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Address: 6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 941 8999
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Ranked #2 of 127 Attractions in Christchurch
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This garden is home to the best collection of exotic and indigenous...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This garden is home to the best collection of exotic and indigenous plants in New Zealand.
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Melbourne, Australia
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207 reviews 207 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

When you are visiting Christchurch you may feel depressed after seeing first-hand the extent of the earthquake devastation. To lift your spirits you must visit the botanic gardens which were largely untouched by the earthquake. You can easily spend 3-4 strolling around the gardens and taking in the stark contrast with the areas not far away which are either temporary... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful central public space - excellent for walking, jogging, or just smelling the flowers in an immaculately maintained botanical garden. Free entrance - coffee shop

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I'm not a person to frequent gardens but I found this was worth spending at least an hour but better 2-3 hours strolling around. There are some magnificent old and very large trees and the variety of plantings is substantial. It is a very beautiful and peaceful oasis.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a joy to spend an afternoon in these gardens The trees are massive and a great variety, the rose garden has so many colours. Such a oasis in a battered city!

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Petersburg, Alaska
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This garden is right downtown and has many wonderful zones to explore. I really liked the rose garden and seeing the birds throughout the well landscaped areas.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

the giant redwood is a must-see! such a beautiful place for a picnic or just a cuppa in the cafe! Located in the heart of the city and right next door to the Canterbury museum so a great way to spend a sunny day in this devastated city

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to while away the hours. Take a picnic and a book and lie under one of the huge trees...

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North Willoughby, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We bought Christchurch Pass, and on the last day we were at christchurch we went to Botanic Garden. Sue arrived on time, and took us on the caterpillar ride. There were no other visitor that time, so Sue explain to us all the history and the plants in the whole garden extensivelly, Sue is the expert. The Garden is bigger... More 

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Hope, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Very English. Pleasant park with river running through but if visiting NZ from afar miss it out and enjoy the big scenery

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

No matter what you're doing in Christchurch make the time for a wonder round the Bontics! HUGE native trees & plant species with Flowers and plants from around the world. Beautiful rose gardens too!

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