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Enchanted Garden exhibition

Open daily 10am to 4pm until 30 June 2018

A riot of larger-than-life flowers and fruit has taken over the former Tea Kiosk in the Botanic Gardens. 

The flamboyant fabric creations of local costume artist Jenny Gillies are on show in the newly reopened Christchurch Botanic Gardens Kiosk Gallery.

  • $10 adults 
  • $5 seniors, students and children 5 years old and over 
  • No charge for children under 5 years old
  • $15 family concession (two adults, two children).

For more information, visit www.jennygillies.com(external link)

Giant Christmas Decorations

Saturday 9 December 2017 to January 2018

Make sure you visit the Botanic Gardens over the festive season to get a #selfie with our GIANT Christmas baubles. Be sure to upload and tag them on instagram with #gardenschristmas to share your creative snaps! Or send them to friends and whānau for a personalised Christmas greeting!

  • Archery Lawn

WILD about reading in the Gardens

Wednesday 3 January 2018 to Wednesday 24 January 2018

Five classic books have been hidden in wild places throughout the Botanic Gardens. Follow the map to find each secret location and use the special code to unlock a literary treasure! Read the book yourself or share with friends and family.

  • Free
  • Pick up a map from the Visitor Centre from Wednesday 3 January
  • Fill in the logbook when you're done to go in the draw to win copies of the books

 

 

 

Ingham's Lazy Sundays - Oakley Grenell

3.30pm to 5pm, Sunday 7 January 2018

Enjoy free live music every Sunday afternoon in the Botanic Gardens throughout January and February. Why not bring a picnic and relax with friends, family and good tunes?

Oakley Grenell masterfully weaves blues, contemporary soul and a dash of country into his songs and over the years has supported acts such as Ben Harper and Salmonella Dub.

Christchurch jazz super group Departure Lounge will guest perform.

  • Archery Lawn, Botanic Gardens
  • Free

Ingham's Lazy Sundays - Izzy Miller-Bell and Guests

3.30pm to 5pm, Sunday 14 January 2018

Enjoy free live music every Sunday afternoon in the Botanic Gardens throughout January and February. Why not bring a picnic and relax with friends, family and good tunes?

Celtic blues artist Ma Bell is joined by singer and pianist Elizabeth Braggins, guitarist and songwriter Graham Wardrop, blues troubadour Jon Maxim Hooker, and electric bassist James Wilkinson. This pop concert has it all, be sure to catch Ma Bell before she heads overseas on an international tour.

Ingham's Lazy Sundays - Sacha Vee

3.30pm to 5pm, Sunday 21 January 2018

Enjoy free live music every Sunday afternoon in the Botanic Gardens throughout January and February. Why not bring a picnic and relax with friends, family and good tunes?

Neo-soul singer Sacha Vee oozes power and confidence with every note she performs, blending smooth jazz and soul with the raw edges of hip hop and electronic pop. With a Dutch background, Sacha has spent time in Europe building an international following and boasts more than 40 million YouTube views on her recordings.

Ingham's Lazy Sundays - Cam Scott and Band

3.30pm to 5pm, Sunday 28 January 2018

Enjoy free live music every Sunday afternoon in the Botanic Gardens throughout January and February. Why not bring a picnic and relax with friends, family and good tunes?

Bringing a rock inspired vibrance to the New Zealand modern country genre, Cam Scott is known for his high energy performances. Since debuting in late 2014, Cam has performed on Australian stages and festivals and will be headlining and performing at key South Island country events next year.

Volunteer

If you are looking for something to do in Christchurch parks, please check out our volunteer programme.