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Botanical Gardens

Lovely place to visit with or without family. Enjoyed looking at all the amazing floral displays... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Hastings, New Zealand
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Lovely Botanic Gardens

A nice place to go to enjoy some peace and quiet among the greenery of the botanic gardens. I like... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Sarah B
Timaru, New Zealand
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Queens St, Timaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit with or without family. Enjoyed looking at all the amazing floral displays around. Nice for a picnic on a sunny day

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed October 3, 2018

A nice place to go to enjoy some peace and quiet among the greenery of the botanic gardens. I like to walk around the area, maybe feed the ducks at the pond, and also take the kids to the playground.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sarah B
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Some interesting collections of plants, some nice plant specimens, but having visited other Botanic Gardens around NZ and overseas, Timaru Botanic gardens feels like it’s not really valued and instead gets the type and level of care normally given to a grass sports ground or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Slightly disappointed that the gardens don’t have beautiful flowers like nanas garden even the rose garden section is all over grown. Walking around the pond was nice and seeing all the ducks. Has a small play ground for kids with swings and slid grass nicely...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 393georgia
Reviewed March 5, 2018

This is truly a wonderful garden to walk around and is a must to see, well kept and full of amazing plants.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

A quiet walk through the fernery was followed by a stroll through the rose garden and then down to the lake. Such a lovely oasis in Timaru which we thoroughly enjoyed. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Rae C
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Sunday picnic, ample space to explore. Laze under a tree plenty to pick from. Lovely lake. Peaceful listening to birds. Secret paths to explore. Must do in Timaru.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Tracie S
Reviewed November 12, 2017

This 153 years old botanic garden is a good place for the whole family. Related to the town size of Timaru, it is a nice pretty garden, for family gathering, strolling, exercising, you named it. Flowers beds, mature big trees, water ponds with ducks, a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank santo-trainsspotter7
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

The main highlight of the gardens is the extensive number of trees. There are some garden beds but the ones we saw looked a bit bedraggled. As were the hothouses. There are some good swings and a slide for the kids and lots of grassed...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank gfsc5
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Great place for down time with kids, right beside main road, tracks, open areas, birds. Very nice to visit

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank WilsonFamilyNz
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