Christchurch Botanic Gardens

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 Avon/Ōtākaro River where the Gardens are located.

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Opening hours

Botanic Gardens
Open 7am to 9pm daily
Free entry

Visitor Centre & ilex Cafe
Open 9am to 5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day

Open 10am to 4pm daily
Closed Christmas Day

Smoke free

Dogs not permitted

Contact us

Botanic Gardens
03 941 7590

Function Room
All enquiries: 021 112 3591

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