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“Awesome”

Bason Botanic Gardens
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$40.67*
and up
Half-Day Whanganui Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #5 of 31 things to do in Whanganui
Certificate of Excellence
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

how lucky is Wanganui to have such wonderful people who donated this parcel of land... and the skill and talent of the gardeners to keep the grounds so lovely.. more than one tour is a must, so much to see... absolutely grand!

Visited May 2014
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A Nice Spot to Relax”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

A large park - you can drive everywhere with it. Lovely palms and trees - a play area for cricket etc.
Well provisioned BBQ's. An ideal place for a family or group picnic.
There is an old homestead on the perimeter with beautifully kept gardens that are open to the public.
The grounds also house 3-4 large hot houses with a variety of plants - including orchids.
Somwewhere to spend a relaxing couple of hours or more - or just drive around.

Visited April 2014
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Hampshire
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

We visited in our way out of Wanganui and were pleased we did. Beautiful grounds and bigger than we had expected

Visited February 2014
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Wuhan, China
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205 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Blooming wonderful”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

The Bason Botanic gardens a few miles north of Wanganui are a delight. Free entry, and plenty of carparking. One can wander through the various paths and open areas, or drive. There are beautifully designed conservatories with some rare and exotic plants and flowers within, and with plenty of information about them. Throughout the gardens there is good signposting, toilets, barbecue areas and seating. This is a very pleasant way to spend an hour or two, especially is you go on a quiet day, which we did, and pretty much had the whole place to ourselves.Perhaps a small cafe would be a welcome addition, but not to worry, as this is more a place to bring a picnic basket or foods for BBQ. A tranquil, delightful and serene reserve, well worth a visit on a fine morning or afternoon.

Visited April 2014
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Wellington, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Ideal famliy location”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

We went with our Granddaughter & baby had a picnic by the lake ,totally chilled out . On the down side no place to get hot drinks

Visited February 2014
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