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“Simply The Best” 5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens
6 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch, New Zealand
03 941 8999
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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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“Simply The Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Magnificent trees,lawns,roses,flowers and fountains - surrounded by the beautiful Avon River. An oasis of peaceful beauty.

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“Beautiful Oasis of Calm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

My daughter and I spent a few hours here and also in Hagley Park admiring the huge trees and beautiful flowers and watching the ducklings.

The botanic gardens were hit like everything else by the earthquakes. Some of the buildings are still closed and off limits. However the gardens were barely affected, and are still as beautiful as ever. At the moment the gardens are a blaze of colour with all the spring flowers blooming.

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“Fabulous Gardens and Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We visited during the azalea season and were thrilled by the colours and early morning scent of the flowers. The gardens are part of the larger Hagley Park and are a re-assuring calm space close to the town centre devastation following the earthqukes

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“Spring flowers arranged to perfection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

beautiful flowers bloom in spring and the botanical gardens managed to capture the best of flowers in the confines of this large garden. The meandering avon river passes through this garden and brings out life to the area. stricken by earthquake, the city centre opposite is in the rebuilding process but the garden remains largely unaffected. a nice playground for kids is found further in as is the restaurant. a walk along the main road will lead to antigua boat shed cafe for canoeing/punting/paddle boating and good food by the river which passes through the park. The parking area can be reached via armagh steet. This is also one of the few free parking areas with good access to the city centre for 180 mins. certainly one of the places to see in christchurch.

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“our first to chch since 07.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

the birds and the smell of blossems ,awesome.i felt sickness and dispear when approaching our very much loved city ,that i havent seen for so long .but in oct 12 we had breakfeast at town hall reasturant; lunch at casino and indian delevired to motel. chch you guys are amazing thanks

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