Bason Botanic Gardens, Whanganui

4.7
#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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  • If you like a large range of flowers trees and beautiful gardens to walk through and take beautiful photos with these as a background - then this is the place to go  more »
  • This was the most amazing place we stumbled on while out driving. We thought it would be small but is a good size with lots of different walks with different vegetation. Well kept gardens too and also...  more »
  • A friend suggested we visit on our trip to Bushy Park. I had not heard of the Bason Reserve before but what a find. Extremely family friendly with wide open spaces, well planted gardens, a conservator...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful gardens. Tranquil place to wander around.
  • Awesome place to take the family for a run around
  • Loved this location. Great native sections and exotic trees. Thoroughly recommended.

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