Plan your visit to the Botanic Gardens

Kia ora and welcome to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

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Located just 15 minutes from the city centre, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens (external link) are literally at the heart of the city's reputation as the Garden City.

Our impressive collection of plants provide a tranquil oasis, from the spring drifts of daffodils and spectacular herbaceous border to our ever popular roses and stunning autumn leaf display. The New Zealand Garden offers an accessible glimpse into the country’s unique wilderness and the conservatories are also fascinating places to explore all year round.

To help preserve our unique and peaceful environment please remember no dogs are allowed within the Botanic Gardens and all cyclists must dismount and continue on foot.

We host a number of fun events at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, especially throughout the summer months with live music performances and other activities. Check our What’s On pages to help plan your visit.

Entrance to the Botanic Gardens is free and with over 1 million visitors a year, we are a must-see Christchurch attraction - add us to your itinerary!