|Azalea and Magnolia garden||Ideal for a spring wedding, this area of lawns, shrubs and trees features magnificent flowering magnolias in September and fiery azaleas in October.||100||Riccarton Avenue car park|
|Cockayne Memorial Garden||Beautiful year-round, this intimate, private and sheltered garden features native plants surrounding a circular lawn.||50||Riccarton Avenue car park|
Drifts of daffodils beneath flowering cherry trees create the ideal backdrop for a romantic spring wedding. In summer, the large trees provide gloriously cool shade.
|100+||Riccarton Avenue car park|
Large conifer trees provide greenery and fragrance year-round at this informal woodland setting.
|100||Riccarton Avenue car park|
|Water Garden Lawn||Mature trees and spring-flowering shrubs provide a natural framing and a special niche for your ceremony.||100||Riccarton Avenue car park|
|Band Rotunda||A great spring location, the raised rotunda looks out over fields of narcissus flowers and the Avon River.||40||Riccarton Avenue car park|
|Conservatories||Townend House is a beautiful location for a ceremony. Photography access to all conservatories is included. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.||100||Riccarton Avenue and Armagh Street car parks|
Seating and music
To maintain the beautiful, natural setting of these locations we ask that you please refrain from using chairs, props, amplified music or decorations such as confetti and petals. Acoustic or a small portable music player is acceptable, but please consider other visitors to the Gardens while you are there.
While chairs for all your guests are not permitted, twelve chairs for elderly or disabled guests are allowed. A small table for signing the register is also acceptable.
It is essential that you book your wedding or photo session. Please note that payment must be made at the time of booking.
Vehicle access is not allowed. For elderly or disabled guests, the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre has three mobility scooters and two wheelchairs available for free for up to three hours. They must be pre-booked by calling the Visitor Centre on (03) 941 7590 prior to the day to ensure availability, and must be returned by 4:45pm the same day.
The closest parking to the Visitor Centre is the Armagh Street car park.