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Christchurch and Canterbury Sights

Christchurch Botanic Gardens

  • Rolleston Ave. Map It
  • Christchurch
  • Garden/Arboretum

Updated 02/26/2014

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One of the largest city parks in the world, these superb gardens are known for the magnificent trees planted here in the 19th century. Pick up the Historic Tree Walk brochure from the information center for a self-guided Who's Who tour of the tree world. Spend time in the conservatories to discover tropical plants, cacti, and ferns on days when you'd rather not be outside. Go to the New Zealand plants area at any time of the year. There's also an interesting playground

and some paddling pools—perfect for little ones on a hot day.

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Rolleston Ave., Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 7 am–dusk, conservatories daily 10:15–4

Updated 02/26/2014


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Feb 4, 2010

Christchurch Botanic Gardens Review

Nice for a walk, especially the water area and the roses. Many birds at dusk.

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