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Dunedin Botanic Garden
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Ranked #9 of 120 things to do in Dunedin
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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 March 23, 2014

We have visited here several times over the years and love it every time. Has a wide array of special gardens and interesting nooks and crannies. Especially like the rhododendron glen. You would never know you were in a city. The cafe is a great place to have lunch looking out over the flowers.

Thank Fran N
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"duck pond"
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"feed the ducks"
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"rhododendron dell"
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"bird aviary"
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"free duck"
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"duck food"
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"upper gardens"
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"mediterranean garden"
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"winter garden"
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"peter pan"
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"hot house"
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"information centre"
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"glass house"
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"plants and trees"
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"full bloom"
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"different areas"
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"lovely cafe"
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a great place to take your camera and capture some beautiful pics or just relax in the spacious grounds. Ideal for 2 hours or more and only about 2km from downtown.

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is a place we visit often as it is so easy to find & meet up with friends. http://www.dunedinbotanicgarden.co.nz/about
There is good parking off State Highway One, as you come into the city from the north, but travel up the hill behind the gardens & you will also find car parks - & don't have such a steep walk to the Bird Aviary.
The gardens are beautiful at any time of the year & at present the autumn colours are appearing, along with the last burst of flowers on the perennials. And when the rhododendrons are out a visit is essential.
There is a lovely children's play ground, plenty of ducks to feed & a great Café with a view over the gardens. Also a helpful information centre.
There are plenty of spots for picnics plus the Glasshouses on a cool day. And don't miss Peter Pan & Tinker-Bell - & Wendy, John & Michael - & Chippie - &....

Thank AJR555
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

There is some topography to this botanic garden, so be ready to go up and down some sloping paths. But it is worth it! There is significant signage identifying trees and other plants, the few exceptions being those we were trying to identify. The native plant collection, the rose garden and the aviary were highlights for us.

Thank pactrip09
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Reviewed March 5, 2014

Only had a chance for a quick walk through the gardens but if back in Dunedin eill definitely spend more time there. The rose garden was superb. Could spend a few hours relaxing in these gardens.

Thank GreyNomad65
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