We would like to send our condolences and heartfelt best wishes to everyone directly and indirectly affected by recent events. You are in our thoughts. We hope that at this difficult time the Botanic Gardens can be a tranquil place to take time out for yourself or have quality time with family and friends. It's heartening to see so many people, locals and visitors alike, coming together to show their support and pay their respects at the Rolleston Avenue wall. Thank you.
You'll find something new and interesting in our autumn edition of the Botanic Gardens newsletter. Two of our team members share some of their seasonal highlights with you.
On behalf of my wife and myself, I would like to thank you for your very kind welcome. It has been 6 months since we arrived in New Zealand and, while we still have a lot to learn, we are enjoying making Christchurch our home. As we see the first leaves turn, we are excited to experience our first autumn here. The Acer rubrum Red Sunset (‘Franskred’), or red maple, is leading the way with striking red foliage. I hope you will join us over the next few months as the Gardens evolve through its autumn display(external link).
With so much to see and do this season, the Friends of the Botanic Gardens(external link) offer many ways to get involved. See below to find out more.
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Thank you for your support. See you soon.