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“Fabulous Flora”

Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour with Optional Hop-On Hop-Off Tram, Gondola...
Ranked #1 of 233 things to do in Christchurch
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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.
Birmingham
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“Fabulous Flora”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

My partner and I really relaxed here. Even when it started to rain a little the gardens were still beautiful, especially the rose garden.
It's great how the gardens are all split into different sections, there are marshlands and a Chinese style rock garden.
On a good summer's day there's great picnic spots, a cafe, and a kids play area if you need to keep young ones entertained.
This is a lovely, free activity right in the centre of Christchurch.

Visited February 2013
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Putaruru, New Zealand
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“Botanic Gardens”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Nice place to stroll around in the middle of the city. We had missed the best blooms but the garden layout was nice. Buildings closed due to earth quake damage was a bit disapointing.

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne Australia
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“Wonderful Christchurch Botanical Gardens”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We had not visited Christchurch for many years and never seen the gardens which were a delight to visit. The wonderful work done by the early botatnists along with the staff of the gardens have made it a wonderful, peaceful environment for all. The team responsible are to be congratulated.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“The Christchurch flower show”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

During the first part of March Christchurch puts on a flower show, which is really a country fair for flower and garden enthusiasts. It has everything from garden design to out-door living, and flower arrangement. Even if you are not that interested in flowers, it is an interesting show, and quite a spectacle. We were taken by the clever garden designs for comfortable out-door living, and the truly magnificent flower designs. Well worth a visit.

Visited March 2013
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Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
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“We saw the Flower Show”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

A decent well kept park with really amazing trees - trees must like it in New Zealand. I saw several examples of US trees that seemed about double the normal size here.

Visited February 2013
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