Christchurch Botanic Gardens is a set of botanical gardens situated in Christchurch, New Zealand. In 1863 the gardens were founded after an English oak tree was planted to commemorate the marriage of Prince Albert and Princess Alexandra. Since 1863 the gardens have been expanded and now cover around 50 acres of land. The multiple gardens are all themed in some way and have specific plant life that fits the theme. It is a colourful place in the city and well worth a visit to learn about nature.
The botanical gardens are situated in the centre of the city close to other sights such as Hagley Park. The gardens are a short walk away from the main train station in the city, ‘Christchurch’.
Opening Times and Admission
The gardens are open from dusk till dawn. Entry is free. There are an onsite cafe and shop.