Bason Botanic Gardens, Whanganui

(4.6/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 »
  • Beautiful gardens with plenty of plants to interest most people. Its one drawback was that there were few plant identification labels.  more »
  • Excellent place to do short walks, convenient parking with lovely orchid collections :) if you lazy like me...a good drive around will do :)  more »
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  • Lots of great specimen trees and other gardens. Lovely place for a picnic lunch.
  • Beautiful place, hidden gem.
  • Beautiful gardens. Loved sitting in the sun.
  • Beautiful gardens. Loads of walking paths, BBQ spots, toilets, benches, etc.
  • It is a very nice place, protected from the wind, which makes it more agradablr for the great outdoors.
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