Bason Botanic Gardens, Whanganui

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#4 of 9 in Parks in Whanganui
Where stunning architecture meets dramatic botanical displays you'll find Bason Botanic Gardens. Follow the pathways through the six different sections of the gardens: the exotic conifer arboretum; the dress circle with its English garden and orchid, begonia, and tropical houses; the succulent gardens and herb gardens; the subtropical gardens at Millennium Hill; the native bush and wetlands; and the lakeside flats and woodlands. Other activities include orienteering, geo-caching, a Frisbee course, barbecuing, and picnicking. Explore the gardens via the network of trails, or by car. Of particular mention is the orchid collection, one of the most extensive public orchid gardens in the country. Put Bason Botanic Gardens on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Whanganui route app .
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  • Saw this place online and added it to mt list of things to check out but it was overall unimpressive. It was a nice walk and the weather was great. The garden was spacious but not enough signs to clea...  more »
  • Just a few minutes from the hub of Wanganui is this treasure. Donated to the people of Wanganui this large Botanical Gardens is divided up into different areas, lots of open space yo picnic and play. ...  more »
  • A really special place - well laid out, lovely art work and landscaping, free gas bbqs, fern and orchid houses too.  more »
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  • An awesome place for picnic. This place comes alive in summer with the native birds chirping. There are BBQ facilities available,ample parking and picnic benches. Lovely botanical garden.We enjoy every visit. The local council has maintained it well. A great venue for outdoor wedding or a Christmas or birthday party.
  • This is a great place for anyone to visit. Fun for a family or for special occasions. The grounds are very well maintained
  • Whanganui`s hidden gem. Wonderful relaxing gardens just to drive around or wander through. Picnic areas set up and ready to go.
  • I absolutely love this place. Thank you so much for sharing it with the public. It's just extremely gorgeous and I could stay here all day
  • Lovely gardens. Beautiful venue for some outdoor Shakespeare
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