Millbrook is the closest garden park to the central city, within walking distance from the CBD. It is adjacent to Hagley Park, on its north-western boundary of the Avon River.
Millbrook Reserve was once a part of well known Christchurch architect Heathcote Helmore’s estate. It was administered by various garden clubs and trusts for many years before it was handed over to the City Council in the late 1950s.
This peaceful and beautifully landscaped garden features two of the tallest trees in the city (a cedar and a eucalyptus) and a lovely native bush walk. Plantings of azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias provide a spring spectacle.
It is a delightful place for a riverside picnic and a popular venue for outdoor weddings and photography.