A visit to Christchurch is not complete until you visit the historic Botanic Gardens. Climb aboard one of our all-weather electric vehicles and experience the natural beauty of one of the world’s most historic Botanic Gardens in comfort. Our knowledgeable tour guides can answer all sorts of questions. "Which trees are best for making bows and arrows? Can corks be made from trees? Do bananas grow in Christchurch?" These are some of the common questions from the tourists!
See the finest range of exotic and indigenous plants to be found anywhere in New Zealand and learn about the history of this treasured central city oasis. Leaves entwine and flowers flourish in the steamy tropical heat of the conservatories. Appreciate the outdoor circular Rose Garden containing 150 different varieties. Crush a leaf and smell each herb in the Fragrance Garden. See New Zealand’s only World Peace Bell.
A great family activity any season of the year: enjoy the world-famous Botanic Gardens of Christchurch.
Tours begin at 10am (summer only), 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, and 3.30pm from the Canterbury Museum entrance to the Botanic Gardens on Rolleston Avenue.
Tours are also available at 10.30am (summer only), 11.30am, 2pm, and 3pm from outside the Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre (dependent on seat availability).
Tour departs from the Canterbury Museum entrance of the Botanic Gardens on Rolleston Avenue