Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Welcome to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. From the spring drifts of daffodils, spectacular summer roses, stunning autumn leaf displays and cosy conservatories to explore over winter, there's something to delight in every season.

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Te Māra Huaota o Waipapa is the Māori name, gifted by Ngāi Tahu, for the Gardens. It translates as the Botanical Gardens of Waipapa, Waipapa being the name of the area along the Avon/Ōtākaro River where the Gardens are located.

Opening hours

Botanic Gardens
Open 7am daily
Check closing time
Free entry

Visitor Centre & ilex Cafe
Open 9am daily
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Closed Christmas Day

Open 10am to 4pm daily
Closed Christmas Day

Disability and access

Smoke free

Dogs not permitted

Contact us

Botanic Gardens
03 941 7590

Function Room
All enquiries: 021 112 3591

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