Bason Botanic Gardens, Whanganui
(4.6/5 based on 100+ 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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  • Beautiful well kept gardens. Loved the Home Gardens. A must visit for all to see of all ages A venue even for a Wedding down by the Lake. Barbacues for the Summer evenings. Game aera for those young a...  more »
  • This is a wonderful park to visit. Many native tree walks! Love going for picnics and BBQ,s. Very popular place!! 
  • Popped into see the gardens on the way to else where. The orchid houses were lovely and held varieties I hadn't seen before. Gardens varied and interesting. Nice place for a picknick, bbq provided 
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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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