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“Rhododendrons”

Dunedin Botanic Garden
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$215.32*
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Personalized Tour of Dunedin
Ranked #7 of 106 things to do in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Sydney, Australia
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“Rhododendrons”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

In the rhododendron season don't fail to see the extraordinary display at Dunedin Botanic Garden. The garden is located high above the city and the walks are necessarily not level (but the paths are well contoured). I image, however, this would be worth a (free) visit any time of year.

Visited November 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

I know every city has botanic gardens, but these are really special, large with range of plant environments and aviary right at the top. Really worth a visit even if you have seen plenty of gardens.

Visited November 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Wonderful plantings and plenty to see”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

The gardens are a great place to visit.
The roses, rhododendrons and herbaceous borders were impressive.
My only criticism is that there should be a map board at every entrance for those of us to arrive by a back entrance.

Visited November 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Beautiful Oasis”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Alwys worth a visit and walk through these extensive gardens, with many beautiful trees and shrubs. Great place to unwind and read a book.

Visited November 2013
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Lucknow, India
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“Beautiful Botanical Garden”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

November was good time to visit Botanical Garden as it was full with Rhodedendron, a beautiful flower found in New Zealand. So it was like a bonus, but Other wise also worth visiting attraction.

Visited November 2013
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