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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
03 941 8999
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Ranked #2 of 129 Attractions in Christchurch
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Type: Gardens
Activities: Walking
Description: This garden is home to the best collection of exotic and indigenous plants in New Zealand.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place at the end of the tram line. Lovely old trees, interesting flowers and ducks. I only was able to see part of it due to the park closing at sunset.

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Castellammare Di Stabia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A place to have all our sense back after a day at the office! It's amazing to see how the colours of Nature change!

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Toowoomba, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It really was just amazing scenery all around you. The gardens were really well maintained and full of colour and life. Well worth a visit.

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Telford UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A quiet relaxing place in the city. Well kept gardens and great new visitor centre. Well worth a half day of anyone's time

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The beautiful, huge 200 hectare parkland adjacent to downtown Christchurch is very impressive but the dispersed nature of the Botanic Gardens is such that it becomes difficult to differentiate the Gardens from the Park over wide expanses...and miles to go before one sees it all.

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Terrigal, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

All the other reviews seem to rave about the gardens, so I'm thinking early spring might be the wrong time to visit? Lots of big, bare trees, lots of lawn but not much else! I guess it's a bit of greenery in Christchurch! You go there just so you can say you've been!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I'm lucky enough to be working right by Hagley park so often have the opportunity to walk around the gardens. Hagley park itself is lovely and at this time of year there are plenty of spring flowers like daffodils. The park and botanical gardens are huge so I haven't had the chance to explore them all yet! The central rose... More

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Lisburn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Until they actually get CHCH back into some type of order the Botanic Gardens, Hagley Park and the container market are the only places worth visiting - thats unless you like looking at rubble and debris.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Visited the Christchurch Botanical Gardens, the day was sunny and warm for September and so many local people were enjoying the gardens. It is great to see the city being used again after the earthquakes 4 years ago. These gardens are well worth the visit with many tree variety's and flowering plants and with the river Avon flowing through the... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We walked around the gardens on a very pleasant morning. You could see that in about three weeks time the spring show will be out but it was still a lovely place to walk around.

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