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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Address: 6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 941 8999
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

An oasis of beauty, serenity and tranquility right in the centre of Christchurch. Whilst visiting CHC you should visit the botanic gardens; it is a display of nature at its best, easy to navigate, walking distance from city centre and ample parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

we were killing time before a walking tour and spent the afternoon strolling around the gardens. They reminded us of the botanic gardens of Glasgow. The visitor centre was well placed to relax with a coffee afterwards.

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Eglisau, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Nice garden in the centre of the city to recover and relax after a city trip. There is also a small river in the garden where you can rent a kaiak for a short boat trip.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully peaceful. Peace bell surrounded by wreaths etc in memory of those who lost their lives in the earthquake was particularly poignant. Beautiful place. Hope to go back some day.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We love our local botanical gardens. Today we visited the new visitor centre that has recently opened. Clean and bright but with some design flaws like big heavy glass doors that you have to pull to open. Others that have cheap labels on to advise you how to open if you're disabled. Taps that are impossible to work and cheap... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We spent a few hours wandering through the botanic gardens. It's a lovely place to stretch your legs, the rose garden is spectacular when in flower.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The gardens do have a very English feel about them albeit with many plants that we do not see at home. The plants in the conservatories were in excellent condition. We visited on a Sunday. There was a band playing in the park at lunch time and later a free folk and pop concert. The restaurant food was good, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I revisited my son in Christchurch this jan-feb. I returned to Botanical Gardens mid-jan, luckily I was a little earlier than last year. I caught a week of comedy/arts free festival. i managed to see some buskers & shows in the botanical Gardens & surrounding central areas/parks. This time I went on the Catterpillar ride for the Experience, it was... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just stunning. Spent most of the day there. Cafe is fantastic, great food and not too expensive. Terrific little gift shop too. Gardens are varied and incredibly well maintained, particularly enjoyed the herb and vegetable garden by the curator's house which was a great source of inspiration. Wear your walking shoes! If you have time visit the museum, amazing how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Nice walking paths. Beautiful flowers. Beautiful play ars for children. Roses were not in full bloom as it was late fall but really a nice garden

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