40 Mona Vale Avenue, Fendalton, or off Fendalton Road. There is free onsite parking via the Mona Vale Avenue entrance.
The 29 Airport–City via Fendalton stops just a two-minute walk from the entrance. Visit the Metro Christchurch(external link) website for more information on bus routes and timetables as they are subject to change.
The Northern Line and Uni-Cycle cycleways also take you to Mona Vale – just turn onto Mona Vale Ave from Matai Street East. See our Christchurch cycle map(external link) for details.
Groups can be dropped off at the Fendalton Road entrance, wander along beside the river through the gardens, then be picked up by their bus on Mona Vale Avenue or vice versa.
There is coach parking outside the grounds off Mona Vale Avenue.
The Friends of the Botanic Gardens offers seasonal and on request guided walks. Check our events to see when the next tour is.
|November to February||7am to 9pm|
|March||7am to 8pm|
|April||7am to 6.30pm|
|May to August||7am to 5.30pm|
|September||7am to 6pm|
|October||7am to 7pm|
Ring Armourguard 0800 007 009 to release locked in vehicles at owner's expense.