We're sorry, due to wet weather this session of Ingham's Lazy Sundays has been postponed to Sunday 4 March, find out about the extended Lazy Sundays sessions here.
Violinist and composer Fiona Pears started performing as a soloist with orchestras at the age of twelve. Now based in both New Zealand and London, she has forged a career as an international soloist and recording artist and we are lucky to be having her perform at Ingham's Lazy Sundays this year.
Since being in the UK, Fiona has composed and arranged the music for her performance with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra and has gone on to write and arrange music for recording artists such as Hayley Westenra, Libera, Aled Jones and Lee Mead. In recent years Fiona has toured extensively and has performed and recorded with artists such as Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, Heather Nova and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
If you're looking for a parking space, we suggest giving the underground carpark at the Christchurch Art Gallery a go (access off Gloucester St). It's only a short walk to the Gardens, there's plenty of room and the first hour is free.
There are additionally two public car parks in the Botanic Gardens, one at the Riccarton Avenue entrance and one at the Armagh Street entrance. You are welcome to park in either of these places for up to 180 minutes free of charge.
There are four disability car parks in the Riccarton car park and five disability car parks in the Armagh car park. Mobility cards must be displayed in vehicles.
There are bike racks at the three main entrances - in both the Armagh and Riccarton Avenue carparks, as well as near the entrance to the Gardens on Rolleston Avenue.
The closest bus route to the Gardens is via the Yellow Line, which stops along Riccarton Avenue.
Please visit Metro Info for information on bus routes and timetables as they are subject to change.