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.

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Opening hours

Free entry.

  Opening hours
Botanic Gardens   7am to 8.30pm March
7am to 6.30pm April to September
7am to 8.30pm October
7am to 9pm November to February
Visitor Centre & ilex Cafe   9am to 5pm September to May
9am to 4pm June to August
Closed Christmas Day
Conservatories 10am to 4pm daily

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Contact us

  Phone Email
Botanic Gardens 03 941 7590
Function Room 03 338 8339 ext. 2

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.