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Last reviewed: Mon, 21 Feb 2011

Our plants


There are numerous plant collections within the Christchurch Botanic Gardens ranging in size, theme and design.

Plantings can be based on:

  • Biogeography - plants from a particular part of the world.
  • Taxonomic - plants from the same classification.
  • Aesthetic - plants that like the same conditions and suit a particular gardening style.
  • Ecological - plants that live together in the same environment in nature.
  • Conservation - rare and endangered plants.

Planning for these areas on an annual basis involves identifying and implementing the seasonal requirements for each collection - weeding, mulching, fertilising, watering, pruning, planting and monitoring.

As a visitor there is a lot of contrast and much to look at and enjoy, whatever time of year you come to the Gardens.

Christchurch Botanic Gardens walking guide [PDF 3.93MB]
Christchurch Botanic Gardens map [PDF 6.6MB]


Authorising Unit: Transport and Greenspace

Last reviewed: Monday, 21 February 2011

Next review: Sunday, 21 August 2011

Keywords: botanic gardens