Best gardens in Christchurch

Check out the top gardens in Christchurch, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. North Hagley Park
1. North Hagley Park
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107 local reviews
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Patsy
Christchurch's pride and joy, Hagley Park and it's beautiful Botanic Gardens are a haven in the central city. …
Stewart
Set centrally within Hagley Park and adjacent to the City centre, the Botanic Gardens are fringed on the…
Elizabeth
Hagley Botanical Gardens is minutes away. Walking distance. It's beautiful and so much to see. The city centre…
1. North Hagley Park
1. North Hagley Park
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107 local reviews
Patsy
Patsy
Christchurch's pride and joy, Hagley Park and it's beautiful Botanic Gardens are a haven in the central city. Walkways, a rvier meandering…
Stewart
Stewart
Set centrally within Hagley Park and adjacent to the City centre, the Botanic Gardens are fringed on the eastern side by the Neo-Gothic…
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Hagley Botanical Gardens is minutes away. Walking distance. It's beautiful and so much to see. The city centre is connected to the park and…
2. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
2. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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63 local reviews
Rolleston Ave, Christchurch City Centre
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+64 3-941 8999
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Mary
You might have to do this one over a couple of days...your choice to be driven around or walk the 21 ha and…
Merv
Located in the heart of Christchurch and a much loved jewel of the city. The Christchurch Botanic Gardens…
Kristina And Carl
One of the most beautiful experiences within Christchurch, these gardens are simply magnificent.The Gardens…
2. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
2. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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63 local reviews
Rolleston Ave, Christchurch City Centre
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+64 3-941 8999
Mary
Mary
You might have to do this one over a couple of days...your choice to be driven around or walk the 21 ha and discover beautiful, lush,…
Merv
Merv
Located in the heart of Christchurch and a much loved jewel of the city. The Christchurch Botanic Gardens feature one the finest collections…
Kristina And Carl
Kristina And Carl
One of the most beautiful experiences within Christchurch, these gardens are simply magnificent.The Gardens sprawl over an area of 21…
3. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
3. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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50 local reviews
Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
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Jess & Dan
Volunteer guides from the Friends of the Botanic Gardens conduct guided tours daily from mid-September through…
Pete & Sandra
With easy walkways through a wide range of trees and flowers, interspersed with lakes and bridges, it's the…
Julien
Lovely place, especially on spring and summer time when all the flowers and the threes have this amazing green…
3. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
3. Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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50 local reviews
Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
Jess & Dan
Jess & Dan
Volunteer guides from the Friends of the Botanic Gardens conduct guided tours daily from mid-September through to the end of April, at a…
Pete & Sandra
Pete & Sandra
With easy walkways through a wide range of trees and flowers, interspersed with lakes and bridges, it's the ideal place for a summers day…
Julien
Julien
Lovely place, especially on spring and summer time when all the flowers and the threes have this amazing green bright colour. Highly…
4. Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
4. Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
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23 local reviews
Rolleston Ave, Christchurch Central
Closed · Opens Friday 9:00 AM
+64 3-941 7590
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Stewart
The Botanic Gardens are a lush green oasis in the heart of Christchurch, the perfect place for a romantic…
Cinnamon
The first civic building to be built post-quakes, the striking Visitor Centre in the Botanic Gardens, opened…
Lindsay
Lovely cafe and visitor's centre, serves food and also has an information area about the gardens and a…
4. Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
4. Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
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23 local reviews
Rolleston Ave, Christchurch Central
Closed · Opens Friday 9:00 AM
+64 3-941 7590
Stewart
Stewart
The Botanic Gardens are a lush green oasis in the heart of Christchurch, the perfect place for a romantic picnic amongst the trees. There is…
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
The first civic building to be built post-quakes, the striking Visitor Centre in the Botanic Gardens, opened in April 2014, gives us all…
Lindsay
Lindsay
Lovely cafe and visitor's centre, serves food and also has an information area about the gardens and a beautiful gift shop.
5. Botanic Gardens Parking
5. Botanic Gardens Parking
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25 local reviews
Botanic Gardens Parking, Christchurch
Alexia
There are different styles of gardens within the Botanic Gardens like the rock garden, the roses, and the…
Victoria
A visit to Christchurch is not complete until you visit the historic Botanic Gardens. Garden tour for nature…
Emily
Love seeing the ducklings in spring in the river while the gardens are so beautiful in flower, the musem is…
5. Botanic Gardens Parking
5. Botanic Gardens Parking
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25 local reviews
Botanic Gardens Parking, Christchurch
Alexia
Alexia
There are different styles of gardens within the Botanic Gardens like the rock garden, the roses, and the glasshouse. It is a tranquil place…
Victoria
Victoria
A visit to Christchurch is not complete until you visit the historic Botanic Gardens. Garden tour for nature enthusiasts of all ages,…
Emily
Emily
Love seeing the ducklings in spring in the river while the gardens are so beautiful in flower, the musem is on the same site so that is a…
6. Canterbury Museum
6. Canterbury Museum
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61 local reviews
Rolleston Ave, Christchurch Central
Closed · Opens Friday 9:00 AM
+64 3-366 5000
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Steve
The free entry to the museum. Open to all public almost everyday. The ground showing the history of New…
Pip
Very cute little museum, also next to visitor centre and botanic gardens. Please go see the Paua house and…
Machi & Roger
Wonderful Museum. Donation entry. Well worth a look. Great Cafe on top floor. Great gift shop. Afterwards…
6. Canterbury Museum
6. Canterbury Museum
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61 local reviews
Rolleston Ave, Christchurch Central
Closed · Opens Friday 9:00 AM
+64 3-366 5000
Steve
Steve
The free entry to the museum. Open to all public almost everyday. The ground showing the history of New Zealand from past to present;. A…
Pip
Pip
Very cute little museum, also next to visitor centre and botanic gardens. Please go see the Paua house and the 5 minute film associated it…
Machi & Roger
Machi & Roger
Wonderful Museum. Donation entry. Well worth a look. Great Cafe on top floor. Great gift shop. Afterwards take a stroll through the…
7. Canterbury Museum
7. Canterbury Museum
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71 local reviews
Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Central
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Gina
I went back recently and was suprised at how much there was there that I had forgotten about, plus they…
Ali
You can get lost in here and we often do! From early Maori history to modern day, there's something here for…
Eruera
A place to see some of the historical information about the Christchurch region, well worth visiting. The…
7. Canterbury Museum
7. Canterbury Museum
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71 local reviews
Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Central
Gina
Gina
I went back recently and was suprised at how much there was there that I had forgotten about, plus they normally have a few special exhibits…
Ali
Ali
You can get lost in here and we often do! From early Maori history to modern day, there's something here for everyone. There's a cafe as…
Eruera
Eruera
A place to see some of the historical information about the Christchurch region, well worth visiting. The Botanical Gardens are next to the…
8. Botanic Gardens Conservatory
8. Botanic Gardens Conservatory
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11 local reviews
Botanic Gardens Conservatory, Christchurch Central
Closed · Opens Friday 10:00 AM
+64 3-941 7590
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Jasmine
The Heritage Rose Garden has been a special part of the Gardens since the early 1950s. The Temperate Asian…
Zeenie & Sarah
The Gardens sprawl over an area of 21 hectares and lie adjacent to the loop of the Avon River next to Hagley…
Nick
The Gardens sprawl over an area of 21 hectares and lie adjacent to the loop of the Avon River next to Hagley…
8. Botanic Gardens Conservatory
8. Botanic Gardens Conservatory
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11 local reviews
Botanic Gardens Conservatory, Christchurch Central
Closed · Opens Friday 10:00 AM
+64 3-941 7590
Jasmine
Jasmine
The Heritage Rose Garden has been a special part of the Gardens since the early 1950s. The Temperate Asian Collection is a long border which…
Zeenie & Sarah
Zeenie & Sarah
The Gardens sprawl over an area of 21 hectares and lie adjacent to the loop of the Avon River next to Hagley Park. The Christchurch Botanic…
Nick
Nick
The Gardens sprawl over an area of 21 hectares and lie adjacent to the loop of the Avon River next to Hagley Park. The Christchurch Botanic…
9. Punting On The Avon
9. Punting On The Avon
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40 local reviews
2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch
Closed · Opens Friday 9:00 AM
03-366 0337
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Mary
Relax on a romantic 30-minute punt (flat-bottomed boat) ride along the Avon River in Christchurch. Float past…
Lisa
Park departure point: travel leisurely from the historic Antigua Boat sheds, through the Botanic Gardens, and…
Stewart
An iconic Christchurch activity not to be missed. Admire the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens or the…
9. Punting On The Avon
9. Punting On The Avon
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40 local reviews
2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch
Closed · Opens Friday 9:00 AM
03-366 0337
Mary
Mary
Relax on a romantic 30-minute punt (flat-bottomed boat) ride along the Avon River in Christchurch. Float past willows lining the riverbanks…
Lisa
Lisa
Park departure point: travel leisurely from the historic Antigua Boat sheds, through the Botanic Gardens, and enjoy the spectacular flora…
Stewart
Stewart
An iconic Christchurch activity not to be missed. Admire the beautiful Christchurch Botanic Gardens or the changing face of the city centre…
10. The Giants House
10. The Giants House
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10 local reviews
70 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
Closed · Opens Friday 11:00 AM
+64 3-304 7501
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Di
This is an amazing mosaic garden created by Artist Josie Martin over near 20 years. It will blow you away…
Jane
This is a unique experience. The Giants House is owned by artist Jose Martin. She has sculptures, mosaics and…
Jenny & Tony
World famous for it's magical mosaic sculpture garden. A must see.
10. The Giants House
10. The Giants House
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10 local reviews
70 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
Closed · Opens Friday 11:00 AM
+64 3-304 7501
Di
Di
This is an amazing mosaic garden created by Artist Josie Martin over near 20 years. It will blow you away. Enormous mosic sculptures…
Jane
Jane
This is a unique experience. The Giants House is owned by artist Jose Martin. She has sculptures, mosaics and a beautiful garden to view in…
Jenny & Tony
Jenny & Tony
World famous for it's magical mosaic sculpture garden. A must see.
11. The Brasserie Kitchen & Bar
11. The Brasserie Kitchen & Bar
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6 local reviews
41 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Closed · Opens Friday 8:30 AM
03-304 8585
Establishment
Nic
Lovely garden to sit and enjoy the sun. Open early for a great breakfast. It gets busy, especially if there is…
Di
Set in a beautiful garden. Wonderful food, my favourite is the wild mushroom & smoked chicken risotto mmmm.
Jenny & Tony
A great lunch spot especially on a warm day sitting outside in the garden.
11. The Brasserie Kitchen & Bar
11. The Brasserie Kitchen & Bar
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6 local reviews
41 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa
Closed · Opens Friday 8:30 AM
03-304 8585
Nic
Nic
Lovely garden to sit and enjoy the sun. Open early for a great breakfast. It gets busy, especially if there is a cruise in town.
Di
Di
Set in a beautiful garden. Wonderful food, my favourite is the wild mushroom & smoked chicken risotto mmmm.
Jenny & Tony
Jenny & Tony
A great lunch spot especially on a warm day sitting outside in the garden.
12. Ilex Café
12. Ilex Café
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8 local reviews
Ilex Café, Christchurch Central
Closed · Opens Friday 9:00 AM
+64 3-941 5556
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Rowan
Every trip to Christchurch (especially during spring and summer) has to include a visit to the stunning…
Kate And Simon
In the centre of the botanical gardens. Stunning spot. Food is great. Relaxing can sit outside. Its actually a…
Claire
Right in the middle of the gardens. Beautiful spot for a coffee and lunch, 15 minute walk from our place
12. Ilex Café
12. Ilex Café
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8 local reviews
Ilex Café, Christchurch Central
Closed · Opens Friday 9:00 AM
+64 3-941 5556
Rowan
Rowan
Every trip to Christchurch (especially during spring and summer) has to include a visit to the stunning botanic gardens. This café sits in…
Kate And Simon
Kate And Simon
In the centre of the botanical gardens. Stunning spot. Food is great. Relaxing can sit outside. Its actually a glass house -- nice and warm…
Claire
Claire
Right in the middle of the gardens. Beautiful spot for a coffee and lunch, 15 minute walk from our place