Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch

4.8
#1 of 500 in Parks in South Island
Garden Park Must See
Stroll through South Island's colorful plant life at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, sheltering both native and exotic species. Sprawled over 21 hectares (52 acres) near the loop of the Avon River, this garden serves as one of Christchurch's major year-round tourist attractions. Highlights include a rose garden with 250 different varieties, a large Victorian glasshouse containing an impressive collection of tropical species, and a rock garden sheltering plants that flower throughout the year. In addition to a small cafe and gift shop, the visitor center features an interactive exhibit about the history of the area's gardening. Take a guided tour, or hop on one of the garden's electric shuttles. Make Christchurch Botanic Gardens part of your personalized Christchurch itinerary using our Christchurch trip planner .
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  • Canterburry museum is just next door so maybe you can visit it after the botanical garden. Huge space with lots of big trees - nice for photos! We enjoyed the time walking around the greenery!  more »
  • Shut the world out and take a wander thru these beautiful gardens. Truly a beautiful part of the world  more »
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  • In the heart of the city, the botanic gardens are one of my favorite places to go. A well maintained area with lots of interesting plants to see. Don't forget to check of the rose gardens in summer. The Cunningham house would be the place to go if you want to look at a fantastic range of tropical plant. The cafe has a good range of food and drinks available. I enjoy stopping in.
  • A quiet and peaceful place for an afternoon walk with cute rivers and greenhouses. Arguably not substantial enough to warrant a full trip but makes for a nice, free trip to the nearby town and Canterbury museum, also free. New Zealand icon garden was a highlight.
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