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“A relaxing spot”

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 April 3, 2014

If you like gardens this must be a visit. The gardens are very interesting although many were brought from Europe in the early days it is a nice place to escape to.

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Reviewed April 3, 2014

Beautiful gardens. Was a lovely spot for a picnic, beautifully set out, and has a playground area for children. A peaceful place in the middle of the city.

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

These are lovely peaceful gardens with winding paths throughout, playgrounds, and themed gardens. A pond where you can feed the ducks (with food provided) and some fun greenhouses to walk through sit at the centre of the gardens. The rose garden is well worth a visit anytime of year, but is especially beautiful in late summer. Take a walk up to the garden aviary, there are some great birds up there to see, and although its a steep path, its quite short. A very popular place for picnics, strolls, and joggers.

Thank Mackenzie R
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Dunedin can be so proud of their amazing gardens - beautiful flower displays, rockeries and waterways as well as sections from around the world and aviaries. Thanks for letting us enjoy it free of charge.

Thank CLPRtravel
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We love these gardens as there are a wide variety of not only flowers but plants and trees and many paths to walk around and spaces to relax in and have have a picnic

Thank PatMacnz64
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