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. Arrange to visit Bason Botanic Gardens and other attractions in Whanganui using our Whanganui trip itinerary maker.
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  • July 8, 2017
    Always a pleasant and lovely place to visit. There are BBQ areas, walking tracks and beautiful scenery.  more »
  • June 4, 2017
    Whether you are staging a family reunion, and intimate twosome picnic or just out for a seasonal walk (sadly dogs even on lead are not welcome which is a real shame) the rolling hills of this sheltere...  more »
  • May 23, 2017
    Great for a picnic or comfort stop in your camper van in beautiful garden setting and wide open spaces and a lovely beach up the road.  more »
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  • May 11, 2017
    A great place to hang out with family and friends. Lots of space for the kids to run around and BBQ's are plenty. ❤
  • April 15, 2017
    Beautiful garden. So spacious and a well maintained place for family to spend their time. Love to go again to spend more time.
  • June 21, 2017
    Beautiful gardens. Tranquil place to wander around.
  • June 15, 2017
    Awesome place to take the family for a run around
  • February 18, 2017
    Loved this location. Great native sections and exotic trees. Thoroughly recommended.

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