Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Welcome to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. From the spring drifts of daffodils, spectacular summer roses, stunning autumn leaf displays and cosy conservatories to explore over winter, there's something to delight in every season.

CBG Peace Bell area cherries Prunus x Shirofugen resize

Disability access   |   Smokefree and Vapefree   |   Dogs not permitted   |   Facebook(external link)   |   Instagram(external link)   |   Become a Friend of the Gardens

Free entry.

  Current opening hours
Botanic Gardens 7am to 6.30pm daily
Visitor Centre & ilex Cafe 9am to 4pm daily
Conservatories 10am to 4pm daily

View the opening and closing hours for the rest of the year.

  Phone Email
Botanic Gardens 03 941 7590
Function Room 021 112 3591

Te Māra Huaota o Waipapa

Te Māra Huaota o Waipapa is the Māori name, gifted by Ngāi Tahu, for the Gardens. It translates as the Botanical Gardens of Waipapa, Waipapa being the name of the area along the Ōtākaro–Avon River where the Gardens are located.

Stay up to date with our seasonal Botanic Gardens newsletter