Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch

4.8
#1 of 494 in Parks in South Island
Garden Park Must See
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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  • It is like Central Park in NY plus river. It is a fun to walk along Avon River, sometimes off the route to wonder through Rose Garden or Botanic Gardens.  more »
  • Gardens are beautiful. Playground is a little tired. Has excellent paddling pools which are fenced.oos easy to find and are clean.  more »
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  • We took the guided tour in the Green Caterpillar and it was awesome! A great way to see the gardens if you don’t want to walk much, you get to see all the highlights and our guide explained the history really well. Even on a rainy day it was nice! Beautiful place to relax and enjoy nature
  • Beautiful gardens, a refuge from city life, colour, space, air, nature, water. Many diverse elements go into making the Christchurch Botanical Gardens a great place to stroll around or just hang out. The rose gardens at this time of the year are absolutely stunning. But, I am sure there is plenty of beauty here all year around. So close to the center if town, this is a great asset for the city and really worth going to experience.
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