Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Considered the jewel of the city, Christchurch Botanic Gardens is a must-see during your visit to Christchurch.
Literally just a hop, skip and jump from your motel on Riccarton Road, these gardens boast one of the most impressive collections of both native and exotic New Zealand plants, some of the tallest and largest trees in the country and a variety of other beautiful flora and fauna from around the world. Just over 1 million visitors grace their presence at this wonderful free attraction each year.
The Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre is a stunning multi-purpose building within the grounds of the gardens and features a function room for conferences and weddings, a café and gift shop. It is open daily from 8.30am – 5pm.
Throughout the year, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens hosts various great events including lectures about caring for native plants, the Autumn School Holiday Discovery Trail, the Autumn Art Programme and a talk about Scottish Gardens and Plant Explorers by one of the Botanic Gardens guides.
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