Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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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 over 2 years ago

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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.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Bernd Giermann

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Great botanical gardens.

Reviewed about 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 over 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 over 3 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Marek

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 over 3 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Lina Kiellamn

Finland

Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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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.

Reviewed over 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 over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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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.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Petr Sykora

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful trees.

Reviewed over 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 over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Lærke Hagelskjær

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Kristin Pogue

United States

Ranking: 8/10

Open space in a city.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jonathan Maus

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A huge park filled with numerous varieties of flowers and plants. Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds. You can grown flowers or you can grow weeds.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Anna Guttle

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing plants!

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Kathanina Jasik

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice flowers and a nice place to walk.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Anais Touri

France

Ranking: 8/10

Very beautiful, easy carpark, lots of different plants and flowers.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Alexandra Zwiers

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

A large variety of native flowers and plants. Large rose garden in the centre. Very well maintained. If you have limited time in Christchurch you should go here.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Madelaine Sirch

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful flowers! Do not forget your camera!

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Greta

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful plants, giant trees, funny ducks and gorgeous water gardens. We sat there for hours and drew the trees.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Caro G

Ranking: 9/10

Good place to visit. We visited this place at the end of our tour before returning the campervan. It was a beautiful location to have our last camping lunch!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Ahmed Mohsen Aly

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Pretty average botanical garden.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Sandra Frischmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful garden for sure.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Manuela Michelbach

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful gardens.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Janet Evins

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely situation with Hagley Park by the River Avon. Rose Garden, a wonderful scent and excellent are of New Zealand flora, well labelled.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Colin Evins

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Good botanic gardens, which is accessible and obviously well used by the locals and a superior public park.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Shona MacDonald

Norway

Ranking: 8/10

Christchurch was not much to see but spending a day in the lovely park/botanic gardens is highly recommended on a sunny day. Restart mall is also fascinating.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Mirjam Betschart

Switzerland

Ranking: 4/10

Try to go somewhere else, this place is too crowded!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Carolin Kettler

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Peaceful walk through very nice park, great flowers.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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F Ballard

France

Ranking: 10/10

Nice walk.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Mathieu Brias

France

Ranking: 9/10

Perfect to relax.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Claire Lieval

France

Ranking: 9/10

Nice place for short walks, lots of beautiful flowers.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Alan Blackburn

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great visit and spent several hours wandering through this world-class garden. Different features from Native New Zealand trees and bushes, through to a superb rose garden and an equally impressive Heritage Rose Garden on the other side of the Avon. Sadly the glass housese were damaged in the earthquake so no admittance but a new visitor center and tropical display is under construction.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Christin Woelk

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Good place to stay the afternoon with the kids.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Dupont

France

Ranking: 7/10

Nice walk in the park.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Ingrid

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great variety of old trees, natives and non-natives.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Mark and Eefie

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Probably the only thing in Christchurch not affected by the quakes. Beautiful rose garden!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Sue Kieseker

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Beautifully landscaped with a gorgeous array of roses in bloom. Pleasant way to pass an afternoon rambling through the gardens.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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M Booty

England

Ranking: 8/10

Very helpful.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Anne and John

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Fabulous gardens, hard to find some tree identification tags. Helpful staff.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Jill Boruff

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful place to wander around on a sunny afternoon (especially when jet lagged), a map would have been nice when exploring.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Ron White

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful display of wide variety of flowers and native plants.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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David & Sue Lokkerbol

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Some of the best gardens I have ever seen. The glasshouse display of begonias was amazing (pre-quake), but what is left is still well worth a visit - lovely dahlias.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Des & Ann Bidwell

England

Ranking: 10/10

Did about a 2 hour walk in gardens - very good.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Jon Winter

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Heaps of native flora, as well as introduced species of plant. Very well taken care of and VERY big. Don't miss the greenhouses and cactai.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Erik Poirer

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful botanic gardens for free!!! Rose gardens are quite impressive.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Lyn Deavin

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Large botanic garden with some very good areas and some magnificent trees.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Jaap & Susanne

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Pretty gardens.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Sally Rawson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely gardens, good childrens playground.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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David & Audrey

England

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful gardens and well maintained.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Derek Puplett

England

Ranking: 10/10

A lazy stroll through the gardens, rewarded by a stunning rose garden and dahlia beds. Good way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Steve Pearce

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Pleasant amble of pleasant surroundings.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Forestal Youri

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

A beautiful garden close to the city centre.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Andy

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Fantastic cafe, flowers and walks.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Gerry Nichols

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Spent over two hours walking round and enjoying the planting, especially the rose garden.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Belony

France

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful city, lovely garden, very good for tourists (toilets, showers, cybercafe).

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Johan

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Lovely garden, there is a little train driving around at the back there is a cafe where you can sit down to have a drink.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in February 2010

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Mary Van

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

We spent a stunning spring day in these glorious gardens and loved every minute. They are diverse and well designed and a must when in christchurch.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Conny

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Impressive garden and the wonderful Avon River. For a little walk, jogging and relaxing.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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OMPA

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful, great.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jesper Sch

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Running in the park is world class taking the kids to the playground & swimming pool is the best.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Bob Kusesia

United States

Ranking: 9/10

The trees are magnificent.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Peter Brown

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Immaculate landscape, flowers, fountains, peaceful. Nice haven in centre of city.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Jeanne Singuefreld

United States

Ranking: 8/10

The begonia exhibit was great.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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AndyEngland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Well kept, interesting specimens, loads of walking options.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Andy Baker

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Fabulous - lovely afternoon wandering round, especially rose garden.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Dermot Bryne

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Well maintained and extremely diverse

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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andyge

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A lovely place to relax near the city.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago