Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Te Māra Huaota o Waipapa is the Māori name, gifted by Ngāi Tahu, for the Gardens. It translates as the Botanical Gardens of Waipapa, Waipapa being the name of the area along the Avon/Ōtākaro River where the Gardens are located.

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Botanic Gardens

Open 7am to 8.30pm daily
Free entry

Visitor Centre & ilex Cafe

Open 9am to 5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day


Open 10am to 4pm daily
Closed Christmas Day

Function Room

All enquiries: 021 112 3591

Contact us

(03) 941 7590

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Smoke Free Parks

People are asked to refrain from smoking in Council-owned playgrounds and parks in line with the Council's Smokefree Public Places Policy 


Dogs are not permitted within the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.