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Enchanted Garden Exhibition

Open daily 10am to 4pm until mid 2017.
A riot of larger-than-life flowers and fruit has taken over the former Tea Kiosk in the Botanic Gardens. The flamboyant fabric creations of local costume artist Jenny Gillies are on show in the newly reopened Christchurch Botanic Gardens Kiosk Gallery.


  • $10 Adults 
  • $5 Seniors, students and children 5 years old and over 
  • No charge for children under 5 years old
  • $15 Family concession (two adults, two children)

Ingham's Lazy Sundays

Every Sunday from 8 January 2017.
Relax on the Archery Lawn with family and friends, enjoying fantastic, free performances from talented musicians.

Summer Bandstand

Every Sunday in February and March 2017.  
Free, live music on the Central Lawn at the Botanic Gardens from some of our best brass, silver and pipe bands.

Sunday 19 February

  • 12.30pm - 2pm, Central Lawn: Woolston Brass Band
  • 3pm - 4.30pm, Archery Lawn: Christchurch Pops Choir - 50 piece choir singing Gershwin to Gaga.

Sunday 26 February

  • 12.30pm - 2pm, Central Lawn: New Brighton Silver Band
  • 3pm - 4.30pm, Archery Lawn: Ingham's Lazy Sundays Finale - Katie Thompson, Volts and August Fields perform the final in the Lazy Sundays series for 2017.

Hagley Park events

There are a number of large events coming up in North Hagley Park and at the Hagley Oval over the next couple of months. 

We recommend visitors to the Botanic Gardens plan their journey in advance or think about catching a bus as there may be detours, traffic and parking pressures, particularly around the Armagh Street carpark.

Christchurch Lantern Festival

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February, North Hagley Park.
5pm - 10.30pm, Free entry. 

Please note: There will be no parking available on Hagley Park. The Armagh St carpark will be closed to incoming traffic from 3pm on both days with the exception of mobility card holders. See Be There for more information.

Black Caps vs South Africa 2nd ODI

Wednesday 22 February, Hagley Oval.

Electric Avenue Music Festival

Saturday 25 February, Hagley Park North.


If you are looking for something to do in Christchurch parks, please check out our volunteer programme.