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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I was not expecting much since I visited in winter, but the grounds are very well maintained, easy to get around, and many plants were thriving in the colder weather. Easily a must-do year round.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A very plastic feel to a modern building, café staff clearly lacking on experience or hospitality training, extremely long wait for our coffees, we were overcharged for our coffee and snacks. Note: this is not a complaint about the gardens themselves - they are world class.

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Kalmar, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I have visited a lot of botanical gardens, but this is one of the best! I was there in spring and the garden was so pretty with all the azaleas, roses and other spring flowers! There is a river running through the garden, and close to the garden you can hire a canoe and paddle to it.

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Penrith, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Nestled in the centre of a proud and ever changing Christchurch lays the botanic gardens. my partner and i found ourselves lost in this peaceful environment as we explored the variety of trees, leaves and everything green and flowering. we found our perfect spot and had a romantic picnic at the base of some of the biggest trees we have... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Brilliant place to visit. Our daughter loved the ducks. We visited the playground, which was great. We walked towards the museum through various gardens. Loved the Rose garden. The fountain was a lovely surprise. Great morning out. Will return.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Seem to go here almost every week as it is just a nice place to unwind a little and relax. Swing on the bouncy trees or climb to the highest branch.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

so much space and so lovely fresh air. great to take a walk and having a picnic ... even in the cold.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A very nice place to take a stroll, view is stunning. Brought food to have a nice little picnic over there. Lovely flowers! Lovely place!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Very good place to spend an afternoon plenty to see with friends and especially grand children. A new visitor center is a very good experience. At the café you may have a wait for your coffee they get busy but ambience great.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Our informal monthly gathering of ex-staff members always met at the Gardens kiosk pre-earthquake but re-located until the brand-new Visitors' Centre was opened recently by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. However, apart from the wonderful surroundings which we rather take for granted in Christchurch (but always appreciate), we were very interested to see the changes. Comparisons to what was... More

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