Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Christchurch Botanic Gardens



73 Rankers Reviews

66 Face-to-Face

27 Scenic Attractions

38 Christchurch



Flowers galore - Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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One of the millions of roses in the gardens
A walk in the park - Christchurch Botanic Gardens


The biggest garden in the Garden City...

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens, enclosed by a loop of the Avon River, sit on the edge of Hagley Park in central Christchurch near the historic Arts Centre buildings.

21 hectares of horticultural displays, conservatories, memorials, garden art and walking tracks make these easily accessible gardens worth some time.

The daffodils in spring are beautiful, and the lawns are a picnicker's haven on warm summer evenings! Keep an eye out for Christchurch city's various events held here throughout the year also.


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Sophie R

Ranking: 10/10

Extraordinary gardens, went there beginning of February. You can easily spend 2-3 hours just walking around and discovering the local flora. Check out the begonias house. A must see if you are visiting Christchurch!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Wilhelm Wiechel


Ranking: 10/10

It is a wonderful place to relax, enjoy the sun and the flowers. We were here in Spring time.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Bernd Giermann


Ranking: 8/10

Great botanical gardens.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Romana Novotna

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful garden, trees and flowers everywhere, you can also rest and enjoy the day.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Zak Jan

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Large garden with a lot of possibilities to sit down, take a picture or walking with friends. We also tried a boat ride in the river next to the gardens.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

The most beautiful place in Christchurch. I recommend to visit this place when you are in Christchurch. One of a few untouched places by the big earthquake.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Nienke Best


Ranking: 9/10

Great place with an even better playground. From toddlers to 12 years. Great place. You can visit the gardens even in bad weather. Some are inside and very warm. But still..... you need to love nature. If you don't, spend your time somewhere else.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Lina Kiellamn


Ranking: 8/10

Nice and beautiful garden in Christchurch. Nice to take a relaxing stroll in.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Ranking: 9/10

A very nice walk in the park. A great variety of plants if you are interested in botanics. Nice old trees.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Sherrie Fox

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great gardens. Well designed. I always visit botanic gardens whenever I travel to get an overview of the country. This was interesting because they do not seem keen on weeding! Convolvulus, goose grass and other perennial weeds in evidence.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Ranking: 8/10

Pleasant place for a picnic or a stroll. Nice rose gardens, open greens and some smaller rivers and lakes. Nicely kept.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Petr Sykora

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful trees.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Tereza Nemeckova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

You can walk there for hours, it is a huge place full of amazing plants, cool place to do yoga/pilates/meditation.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016