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Dunedin Botanic Garden

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Corner of Great King Street and Opoho Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 3-477 4000
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The Dunedin Botanic Garden is New Zealand's first botanic garden and holds the status of six star Garden of International Significance. ArbNet, the global network for tree-focussed professionals, has accredited the Botanic Garden as level III. The Camellia Collection is rated as a Garden of Excellence by the International Camellia Society. The Botanic Garden celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013, marking its position as New Zealand's first botanic garden. It occupies 30.4 hectares in North Dunedin at an altitude of 25 - 85 metres above sea level. The Garden has hill views from sunny lawns, more than 6,800 plant species and the song of wild native bellbirds, wood pigeons and tui. Its wide range of horticultural and botanical collections includes roses, the herbaceous and perennial borders, a rock garden, New Zealand native plants and four hectares of Rhododendron Dell with more than 3,000 rhododendrons. An important aspect of The New Zealand Native plant collection is the cultivation of rare and endangered native plant species. The geographic plant collections are an expression of the Victorian penchant for collection and growing plants from all around the world and displaying them in related groups. This collection has plants from temperate climates of North Asia, the South, Central and North Americas, Southern Africa, the Himalayas and the Mediterranean.
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“rose garden” (61 reviews)
“duck pond” (46 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (41 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Corner of Great King Street and Opoho Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
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+64 3-477 4000
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"rose garden"
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"duck pond"
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"feed the ducks"
in 41 reviews
"rhododendron dell"
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"bird aviary"
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"free duck"
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"duck food"
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"upper gardens"
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"mediterranean garden"
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"winter garden"
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"peter pan"
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"hot house"
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"information centre"
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"glass house"
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"plants and trees"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to the gardens to have a wander around. The signage was poor in terms of locating a car park, or the routes through the gardens. However the gardens were lovely, the aviary was a surprise. Unfortunately the information centre was closed (early?). Nice to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked from the university to the supermarket via the gardens. We stopped for a coffee on the way at the gardens and enjoyed the sunshine. Lovely children’s play area.

Thank Alipa50
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful gardens in the middle of the city. Travel by caterpillar to see it all and get the guided tour. Great.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m sure people have found these gardens wonderful but for us it just lacked that tingle you get when walking through a good park/garden. Numerous weeds in the beds and it just seemed to lack the quality and creativity of other gardens in NZ. May...More

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by while on tour but sadly only had about half an hour so only got a taster of what is on offer but thoroughly enjoyed all the same.Some very good rose beds and lots of othere flowers and well maaicured lawns with trees and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth an hour or two. Very pleasant surroundings. The hot house and cacti house plants are very photogenic. Some autumn colour too in mid April. Pleased that dogs are NOT allowed.

Thank KeenPhotographer-11
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a look even if you are not into gardening. Lovely trees and views over Dunedin from up the steeper paths. Aviary was interesting too. A good place to sit and eat an icecream.

Thank Glenda C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently while on the Celebrity Solstice visiting Dunedin, we did a shore excursion which took us to the Dunedin Botanic Gardens. This is our second visit here and we always enjoy the treat of the wonderful display of shrubs, trees and roses, especially the roses...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the Botanic Garden on a cool and cloudy day but the beautiful flowers and grounds made our visit so worthwhile. Plus there is NO charge for visiting the garden. We loved the statue of Peter Pan and Wendy plus the terraced gardens were...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

They have got a good collection of plants from across the world. There is a nice viewpoint from the Mediterranean Gardens.

Thank Sanjal S
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