Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch

4.8
#1 of 465 in Parks in South Island
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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  • Our Airbnb was near here and we took the opportunity to stroll around the day after arrival. Get used to the time zone and so forth. It was just glorious and so nicely laid out. So close to the city b...  more »
  • I am staying right across the street from the christchurch botanical gardens and have come here everyday so far! There are many trainls, plants, flowers, trees, birds, and the scenic avon river, all w...  more »
  • A true haven away from the busy streets. Well set out and lots to see. Watching the punters along the river Avon was fun and if we’d had more time we would have had a ride ourselves. Some lovely smell...  more »
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  • Large number of themed gardens to walk around in, and all free! Take a picnic, and enjoy by outer gardens or lake outside. More gardens are being added, so always interesting to see what has been added since the last visit. Plenty of car parking. Toilets at the beginning of the gardens
  • My family and I took advantage of this beautiful day and went to the pools and playground at the botanical Gardens. Safe to say son absolutely had a blast. Very suitable and family friendly plus very accessible (for wheelchair use)
  • Just amazing. Beauty of flowers and trees you'll never forget. Museum is free (donations recommend). Interesting and very informative. Kid friendly.
  • Beautiful place to go and walk around! Lots of new and interesting types of plants to see. It is downtown which makes it a great location for someone wanting to do other shopping.
  • Such a beautiful place to walk around. Every time I walk through there I see something I didn't notice before. Beauty in it's purest form ❤️
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