Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web
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. With our custom trip planner, Christchurch attractions like Christchurch Botanic Gardens can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Stunning picturesque views of spring nature. Highly recommend to visit and to have a picnic there or to enjoy a meal in their cozy cafe. 
  • I always love a good gardens in the middle of the city. Christchurch Botanic Gardens is definitely one of those lovely gardens. It is well kept, with great cafes and restaurants nearby, and Avon River...  read more »
  • In an area devastated by the earthquakes it is amazing that a free park exists and in such amazing condition. It is clean well maintained, wonderful signs and the flowers and plants and trees. On my i...  read more »
  • Had a chance for a tram tour and our tour guide Faye was very knowledgeable and keeps us entertain through out the whole trip. The place are well maintained and well preserved. With over a thousands of species of plants and trees surely this garden is an oasis simply not to be missed! Great job to all hard working gardeners who keeps this place a wonderful sight.
  • Beautiful, widespread, English-style gardens established in the 19th century. The archery lawn near the museum is a great spot for summer picnics and gatherings of friends. The new cafe, information centre, and nursery building is gorgeous. There's a great children's playground with an outdoor paddling/swimming pool, a huge greenhouse and several smaller ones (including a fern house with the famous Silver Fern), and plenty more. Free parking off Rolleston Ave and on Riccarton Ave.
  • A huge, beautiful place to explore with children's playground and lovely café. Great place to go with a stroller.
  • A large and varied park with an excellent café, children's play area suiting the very young (including a swimming area), fantastic gardens, water features, and sculptures, well-kept walkways and plenty of quiet places to escape the noise of the city.
  • A beautiful a walk through the city gardens, full of roses, native plants, a great cafe, and sometimes exciting events like the Garden Lights at night on currently!
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