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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.

Flowers galore - Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Flowers galore - Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Eli Duke

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Welcome in.....

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One of the millions of roses in the gardens

One of the millions of roses in the gardens

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A walk in the park - Christchurch Botanic Gardens

A walk in the park - Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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Wilhelm Wiechel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

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

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Bernd Giermann

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Great botanical gardens.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nienke Best

Netherlands

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.

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Lina Kiellamn

Finland

Ranking: 8/10

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

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Felix

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

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

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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.

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Anna

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

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

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Petr Sykora

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful trees.

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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.

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Lærke Hagelskjær

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

Nice garden, full of beautiful flowers and a nice atmosphere.

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