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]