About the Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens is a living museum with our plants and displays transforming through the seasons.

As the Botanic Gardens is a museum with a living collection, our displays and plants are always changing, depending on the time of year you visit. With a variety of gardens and collections over 21 hectares, the endless array of plants and flowers will activate all of your senses all year round.

The Gardens are home to an impressive collection of exotic and local flora and fauna from New Zealand and around the globe. With over 1 million visitors a year, the Botanic Gardens are not to be missed during your visit to the Garden City - add us to your itinerary!

Christchurch Botanic Garden collection curators, highly-trained technical staff and volunteers act as kaitiaki (guardians) of this wonderful legacy.

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