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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 106 Attractions in Christchurch
Type: Gardens, Cultural
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: This garden is home to the best collection of exotic and indigenous plants in New Zealand.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

No matter what time of year you visit there is always some colour, although spring and summer are the best. I always enjoy walking through these gardens. There is a children's playground area there as well as a restaurant.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Visited CHCH to see a friend who has moved there, this was a lovely way to spend an afternoon, even in winter!

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The botanical gardens are beautiful and change with the seasons, the scents and colours envigorate and certainly make me feel very calm and relaxed, so many different species, so obviously cared for A must visit whilst in hagley park!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I always look for botanic gardens when I visit a new city. The gardens are large and beautifully tended. They are close to the city. There were some very impressive large trees and many plants are labelled. There are excellent green houses to visit, too. A stream flows through the gardens. very peaceful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

In the middle of the city but peaceful and relaxing. Divided up into smaller areas, with the rose garden quite superb. The trees are generally the stars of the garden, varied and well laid out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The gardens are beautiful with varied areas highlighting different garden types (rose garden, NZ flora, rock garden...). The flowers are beautiful and the rose garden is exceptional even if you're not that much into flowers. Truly worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

A wonder to find such a large park in the middle of a city. The trees and shrubs we a delight. We ate at the kiosk or information centre - tasty food and at a fair price. We borrowed one of their mobility scooters which allowed one of our group to enjoy the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

When we arrived at the gardens, it was a bright sunny day. By the time we left, it was raining heavily with strong winds and so we abandoned our visit. This was a pity because we were very much enjoying our visit to these beautiful gardens. This is a delightful oasis close to the centre of Christchurch. It's a large... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

A lovely setting and if it isn't busy great, but even if slightly busy the whole service area is a nightmare with spare tills, staff hanging around while one till has to take all orders etc. If you are on the pension and have hours up your sleeves great but if you just want to pop in for lunch or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The rose gardens and arboretum are superb when the roses are flowering. Plenty of places to sit and relax with a picnic.

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