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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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Address: 6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-941 8999
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Activities: Walking
Description: At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City, the Gardens...
At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City, the Gardens are a place of ever-changing beauty. Showcasing flora and fauna of New Zealand and other parts of the world, the Gardens feature one of the finest collections of exotic and local plants in New Zealand. With more than 1.1 Million visitors each year the Botanic Gardens are one of the Christchurch's most popular and well-loved attractions.
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One of the most beautiful city gardens in the world. Centrally located with a lovely cafe in the new Botanic Garden Visitor Centre.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful city gardens in the world. Centrally located with a lovely cafe in the new Botanic Garden Visitor Centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We visited 3 times in three days, doing different things. Completely spell bounding. Spacious, professional , wonderful sections for all tastes & pockets

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A wonderful place to visit and never the same from one season to another Sometimes from one week to another. A lot of things to see and do in this fabulous place.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Walking through these gardens no matter what time of the year is always a lovely experience, the beauty of the every changing colours is a true delight, capturing on camera a wonderful array of truly unique quality gardens. These are amazing to walk through, stop somewhere to relax and rest, pack a picnic and enjoy a picnic in the gardens... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

While I wasn't there at the height of the garden season, I still found the gardens to be very beautiful. Going a bit off season also meant I was able to wander around when there weren't many people about. For me this contributes to my being able to relax. I thoroughly enjoyed the gardens and highly recommend ti for anyone... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I was looking forward to heading to the new botanic gardens cafe, its a beautiful setting but the staff were soon slooooow and not helpful at all, they were young (student age), didn't answer questions re; food in a pleasant way at all....so we ended up going with cabinet food and it was dry and overly expensive, the cafe was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

What a garden! We took 2 days for it, we really loved it! There is also the opportunity to take a rest and drink and eat something. Just walk around and relax!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Immaculate gardens, flowers and plants, make for an extremely restful break from the starkness and hubbub of central Christchurch. Managed to track down an example of the Kiwi fern in the hot house - bit disappointing really... Combine the gardens with the museum for a perfect morning or afternoon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Anytime is good time to visit. Springtime is good to experience the cherry blossoms and a few months later the wonderful roses. Even otherwise it's something one shouldn't miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Gardens are spread over an area of 21 hectares. The Avon River loop is a U shape of the gardens, that adds more beauty to it. This garden has lots to offer, it has a variety of exotic and local plants of New Zealand. The rose garden and the conservatory complex which includes all kind of tropical plants and... More 

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