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“Pretty gardens with many interesting corners”

Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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Owner description: At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City, the Gardens are a place of ever-changing beauty. Showcasing flora and fauna of New Zealand and other parts of the world, the Gardens feature one of the finest collections of exotic and local plants in New Zealand. With more than 1.1 Million visitors each year the Botanic Gardens are one of the Christchurch's most popular and well-loved attractions.
Reviewed November 3, 2012

The setting in the loop of the Avon River gives these gardens something most Botanic Gardens do not have. The wide opoen spaces, huge trees and specialist areas all add to the experience. Being flat makes it accessible for those in wheelchairs.

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

A beautiful place to explore, wander, picnic, rest, exercise or entertain young children. Free parking in 2 locations. The tea house is not operating, but at certain times there is a mobile ice-cream van. Paddling pools in summer for young children and plenty of ducks to feed. But if you're not travelling with children there's plenty of space for you to enjoy away from the playground area. Museum borders the gardens and it is only a 10-15 minute walk from the funky post-earthquake "re-start mall".

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

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

Thank BrunoRenato
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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.

Thank slgc
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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

Thank malcsaville
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