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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 108 Attractions in Christchurch
Type: Gardens, Cultural
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This garden is home to the best collection of exotic and indigenous...
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Type: Gardens, Cultural
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This garden is home to the best collection of exotic and indigenous plants in New Zealand.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Walked through the gardens many times, beautiful, well groomed paths. Near the heart of the city. Comparable to other gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Just like the flowers in the park there are places within the city starting to come back to life. It seems like the cities spring is going to take longer than a normal season to rebuild however the botanical gardens gave us a glimpse of Christchurch once was, and hopefully will be once again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

After taking a walk through the city that is still working diligently to recover from the 2011 earthquake, the botanic gardens offer a much-needed respite that reiterates Christchurch's message of growth and beauty in the wake of such tragedy. The grounds are impeccably well-maintained and the rose gardens are especially pleasant and aromatic.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Perhaps spring is the best time to visit any botanical gardens. But if one views gardens as being in perpetual evolution, then any season should serve a thoughtful perspective. But truly, the abundance of colours cannot be found in the other seasons such as can be found in spring. Our visit to the new visitor center at the gardens was... More 

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Emmerich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

A nice walk through the botanic gardens helps to recover from a long flight. We enjoyed the settings of the different gardens within the botanic gardens.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

It is always worthwhile to visit the Christchurch Botanical Gardens and more so now with the new Visitors Centre. Congratulations to all those involved from the design stage through to the furnishing of the building. This modern light and airy space is a wonderful asset to the gardens and to the Christchurch City. Well worth taking time to visit and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Walking in the botanic garden was amaying by watching flowering. Avon river was nice and we watched ducks playing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

A pleasant place to stroll around right in the heart of the city. The site of the museum and the iSite. Has a popular cafe serving wholesome food as well as cakes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

A very pleasant location and the river with punts travelling along making a perfect scene. The bird life extensive with the trees and plants well maintained. A peaceful, relaxing area to spend time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

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