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“A Calm Oasis”

Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tour with Optional Hop-On Hop-Off Tram, Gondola...
Ranked #1 of 230 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.
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“A Calm Oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

The Botanic Gardens are truly an oasis. We walked and walked through the grounds. A must see. We also realized how much the gardens are used by the residents. There was a big pre-Christmas party with fireworks when we were there. It seemed that everyone in Christchurch went.

Visited December 2013
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“An oasis in the middle of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

We did the hour's caterpillar tour round the gardens which was thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about everything and made the tour - she obviously enjoys her job a lot. Beautiful rose garden in full bloom.

Visited December 2013
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“Beautiful spring flowers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

Great gardens, look and smell of flowers lovely. Very helpful staff member, ex-pat! Rebuilding areas after earthquake and storms.

Visited November 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Lovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

I make it a point to visit the Botanic Gardens of every city I visit and this is one of the loveliest Botanic Gardens I've visited on all my travels. The gardens are well laid out and especially lovely are the Avon River and the Rose Gardens.

Visited November 2013
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“Gorgeous in a sea of sad destruction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

I was a bit disappointed to see downtown Christchurch still in shambles, especially the once gorgeous cathedral. The gardens were a breath of fresh air; so beautifully maintained and the various trees were amazing. I wish we had done the tour, but didn't have time. Regardless, if you find yourself here, it's worth going.

Visited December 2013
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