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Dunedin Botanic Garden

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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Corner of Great King Street and Opoho Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 3-477 4000
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Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit on a sunny day. Good place to take kids. Flowers are very pretty. Ducks to feed. Leisurely stroll thru the garden.

Thank db4r6286
Reviewed February 26, 2016

Took some time for myself before the day began and walked around the garden. Beautiful, quiet and meditative. Roses were in full bloom. Loved the Herb garden. The trees along the streams were gorgeous.

Thank Whakamarama
Reviewed February 24, 2016

Really pretty spot, free food from the cafe for the ducks - the kids will love that. The gardens are amazing. Perfectly manicured & presented. Amazing

Thank Bruce J
Reviewed February 23, 2016

The range and variety is just amazing and our much too brief visit was just not long enough. We only had less than an hour as part of a sightseeing tour but could have easily spent a whole day here. I think that anything less...More

Thank Erik L
Reviewed February 21, 2016

Unfortunately, we went here after seeing the Botanic Garden in Wellington. Also we toured Dunedin on a rainy day which is not the best time to visit a garden. Rose Garden was beautiful and Glasshouse was a nice escape from the weather. Some spots marked...More

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Offers a good respite from hustle and bustle of life. Salmond college students walk through it to commute to Otago campus. Love this well-kept and beautiful garden.

Thank beamagix
Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Had lots of fun here Make sure you check out the bird Avery at the top of the gardens as well as feeding the ducks (free duck food available at information centre)

Thank pekawaugh
Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Best botanical gardens, so many special trees and flowers, peaceful and relaxing, absolutely stunning, great for everyone!

Thank Rhonda M
Reviewed February 17, 2016

There is always something flowering somewhere in the Botanic Garden. Of note are the azalea garden at the top of the garden, the rhododendron dell, and easily visited at the bottom on the garden are the rockery, the rose garden, winter garden and a very...More

Thank Kiwideva
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Really good formal gardens, picnic areas and great woodland walks. Some of the areas are quite steep through the wooded areas

Thank PeterW2804
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