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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TripAdvisor
  • Great spot for lunch but wouldn't pay a tour company to take me there! Need your own car to get there. some easy walking tracks.Very pretty. 
  • This park is indeed a botanic garden with hothouses and plantings both native and exotic but it also has barbeques and wide open spaces for picnics and games. A huge asset for Wanganui. 
  • This is a lovely place for a stroll or a picnic. If you have your own car, pack a picnic and enjoy the serenity and magnificent trees in this multi-level, multi-themed collection of gardens. Great! 
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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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