Located in central Christchurch, there are many ways to get to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

On foot

The Gardens are conveniently located close to the central city and only a 10 minute walk from Cashel Street Mall and The Crossing, a 20 minute walk from Riccarton Mall and a 15 minute walk from New Regent Street.

By bike

Once you arrive at the Gardens there are bike racks at the three main entrances - in both the Armagh and Riccarton Avenue carparks, as well as near the entrance to the Gardens on Rolleston Avenue.

Bikes are not permitted to be ridden in the grounds, however cyclists are free to roam in neighbouring Hagley Park.

By bus

The closest bus route to the Gardens is via the Yellow Line, which stops along Riccarton Avenue.

Please visit the Metro Christchurch website(external link)(external link) for information on bus routes and timetables as they are subject to change.


There are two large public car parks in the Botanic Gardens:

  • Riccarton Avenue entrance
  • Armagh Street entrance
You are welcome to park in either of these places for up to 180 minutes free of charge.