Trip Planner: South Pacific / New Zealand / South Island / Canterbury Region / Christchurch / Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Stroll through South Island's colorful plant life at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, sheltering both native and exotic species. Sprawled over 21 hectares (52 acres) near the loop of the Avon River, this garden serves as one of Christchurch's major year-round tourist attractions. Highlights include a rose garden with 250 different varieties, a large Victorian glasshouse containing an impressive collection of tropical species, and a rock garden sheltering plants that flower throughout the year. In addition to a small cafe and gift shop, the visitor center features an interactive exhibit about the history of the area's gardening. Take a guided tour, or hop on one of the garden's electric shuttles. Make Christchurch Botanic Gardens part of your personalized Christchurch itinerary using our Christchurch trip planner.
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens Reviews
BEAUTIFUL Botanic Gardens, indeed. Lots of wonderful Dahlias, Roses and other flowers in a lovely "setting" more »
Simply gorgeous - walk, have lunch, smell the flowers, lounge, meditate...what isn’t there to love about this place! Saw so many unique birds (to me anyway - fantail was cool), amazing roses, and... more »
We visited here on two occasions and thoroughly enjoyed it each time. The gardens are huge, well designed and well maintained. The walking and cycle paths take you to all corners of the area, and one can easily find a secluded bench to enjoy the quiet beauty of nature in the midst of city bustle. Definitely worth the time, and nice to do in combination with a visit to the museum.
Beautiful gardens that are free to walk around. We loved exploring all the different areas, including ponds, greenhouses, rose gardens, and a children's play area with pool. The cafe was great and perfect for a quick lunch. Parking gets pretty bad during the summer and the parking lot is difficult to drive in and out of so I suggest walking there or arriving early if you plan to park.
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