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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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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Lovely green lush gardens based around the Avon River. Had a real community feel to it on Sunday morning, with so many families. Has a free children's swimming pool for summer. All the water in the gardens is naturally sourced from a well. Picturesque and beautiful!

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The outdoor spaces/gardens were absolutely beautiful. I am sure the Conservatory was equally, but due to 2012 earthquake, it was closed.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Gardens were very pretty - we visited in winter so can only imagine how much prettier this place would be in summer

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Views in Christchurch is stunning already, walk around Avon River in Botanic Garden, feed the ducks, just make it a great start for a lay back weekend. Check out the new Visitors Centre, besides beautiful gift shop and the knowledge of planets, they got pretty good cafe there, awesome coffee, and awesome cakes! Can't miss carrot cake, just great! Then,... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great building and surroundings - I imagine will be beautiful in spring/summer when flowers etc bloom. Coffee good, food option was good. Not the cheapest place to go especially if you have young family members and a little tight in room space if granny is in a wheelchair or using a walking frame.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

liked the variety of plants, flowers and trees. Great conservation. Bathroom facilities very poor and dirty.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The gardens are a pleasant place to wander and mainly flat which is good for those with mobility issues. June is probably not the ideal time to visit with many of the borders looking bare, but there is enough structure in the trees to create interest. There are some interesting sculptures and the fountain at the end of the archery... More

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a lovely place for a quiet stroll. Trees and plantings were beautiful. My daughter loved watching the ducks in the ponds.

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

At least the plants weren't affected by the earthquakes. We had a lovely afternoon's stroll through them while we were in Christchurch. I feel so sorry for its inhabitants - so many houses empty and shored up and the centre buildings either demolished or condemned.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Beautiful place near christchurch city centre. I loved the planned gardens with beautiful flowers.Great place to watch ducks in the pond, rest and relax with nature, Good place for jogging and walking too.

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