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Bason Botanic Gardens, Whanganui
Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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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Very large gardens with interesting twists and turns, no shortage of easily accessible WC s strategically placed thru out. Orchid display was a bit disappointing.
After having visited Wanganui many times, this was our first visit to the gardens. It is a really beautiful place with various walkways. There are toilets. We can only imagine how much more beautiful ... read more »
I did not know this place existed. Motel Owner suggested it to me as he was aware that I loved nature. Boy ,this place was heaven!!!! As soon as I drove throgh the gates I felt just fabulous. All sort... read more »
Lots of great specimen trees and other gardens. Lovely place for a picnic lunch.
Beautiful gardens. Loved sitting in the sun.
David Jeff Afuer
Beautiful gardens. Loads of walking paths, BBQ spots, toilets, benches, etc.
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