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“Pretty location for lunch in summer”

Dunedin Botanic Garden
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We grabbed some salads from New World across the road and lunched in the gardens. Beautiful grounds - loved the formal English gardens with box hedging and a sundial.

Thank G4_Whanau
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The gardens have many walking paths, and they vary in elevation. At each level there is something to look at; a garden, a fountain, a beautiful or unusual display of flora or fauna, trees, and at the top a fantastic view of Dunedin and its surroundings. The pond with the ducks was a favorite location for the children, and you can even feed them. Nice cafe and toilets make it a great inexpensive outing for families.

Thank Jacquiegal
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Botanic Garden in Dunedin is quite attractive, extensive, and well maintained. The roses were particularly great the weekend we were there. Inside the park, a Chinese garden was nicely maintained and peaceful to visit.

The greenhouse also exhibited a large number of succulents, and flowering plants, including orchids.

A nice peaceful visit to a garden.

Thank Corky G
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Beautiful Gardens spread over a very big and steep area. The climb from the bottom to the top is very steep and long, although you can park in the bottom car park and walk all the lower areas and cheap by driving to the top car park and completing the upper areas including the extensive aviary. The views from up the top are lovelly and its all free.

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Reviewed January 20, 2013

very well established gardens, although the cafe area was tired and need modernising. The maps too needed updating as some information was out of date. Overall a lovely garden to visit.

Thank Simon G
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