Botanic Gardens

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by stomps on April 7, 2006

What Christchurch is known for--its wonderful gardens. We had an afternoon ramble through these sprawling grounds that surround the Avon River (sound familiar?), just outside the central loop in Christchurch.These gardens can keep you busy for hours, because there are so many different sections to explore. There are huge old trees to lounge under and take a nap, or read a good book. Or, when we were there, there was even a stage with a play going on, set up in one of the lawns. There are rose gardens, natural NZ gardens, fountains, and the River Avon, among other things. And don't worry, there are lots of maps to guide you around in case you feel that once you enter, you'll never find your way out again!
Botanic Gardens
Rolleston Avenue
Christchurch, New Zealand, 8001
+64 (0)3 366 1701

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