Come and spend some time in Christchurch's tranquil inner-city sanctuary. It's a beautiful place for a stroll and we've got plenty of spots for a summer picnic under the trees.

Walking tracks

Design your own walking route to explore the Gardens using the Christchurch Botanic Gardens map [PDF, 2.2 MB].

Check the interactive walking map for various walks within Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens.

Use our comprehensive walking guide [PDF, 3.8 MB], which provides eight short routes to explore the Gardens and Hagley Park. 


There are many collections of exotic and native plant species that make up our beautiful grounds.

From the magnificant old trees and the spectacular Central Rose Garden to our own New Zealand Gardens offering a unique taste of New Zealand's natural heritage.

For more information on some of our collections take a look at our attractions.


Seasons in the Botanic Gardens are divided into seven – reflecting the different stages of flowering throughout the year.

Each season a map is produced to provide a detailed guide to the highlights of that season. Visit the friendly staff at the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre and collect a seasonal map for your visit or check out our online seasonal highlights map.

We also offer seasonal activities for the family to enjoy. Download this season's treasure hunt and keep an eye on our events page.


Another way to experience the Botanic Gardens is by downloading an app. You’ll find us on STQRY(external link).