Bason Botanic Gardens, Whanganui

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Garden Nature / Park
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. Arrange to visit Bason Botanic Gardens and other attractions in Whanganui using our Whanganui trip itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • Whether you are staging a family reunion, and intimate twosome picnic or just out for a seasonal walk (sadly dogs even on lead are not welcome which is a real shame) the rolling hills of this sheltere...  more »
  • Great for a picnic or comfort stop in your camper van in beautiful garden setting and wide open spaces and a lovely beach up the road.  more »
  • Take a short detour off the State Highway and visit this garden. It can be driven around for those short on time, or limited in mobility. There is a lovely formal garden, hothouses and numerous garden...  more »
Google
  • A great place to hang out with family and friends. Lots of space for the kids to run around and BBQ's are plenty. ❤
  • Beautiful garden. So spacious and a well maintained place for family to spend their time. Love to go again to spend more time.
  • Awesome place to take the family for a run around
  • Loved this location. Great native sections and exotic trees. Thoroughly recommended.
  • Pretty awesome selection of native and exotic plants.