Christchurch Botanic Gardens

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens, located in the central city of Christchurch, New Zealand, were founded in 1863[2] when an English oak was planted to commemorate the solemnisation of the marriage of Prince Albert and Princess Alexandra of Denmark.[3] The gardens sprawl over an area of 21 hectares[4] and lie adjacent to the loop of the Avon River next to Hagley Park. The Christchurch Botanic Gardens have a variety of collections of exotic and local plants of New Zealand, several conservatories, a nursery, playground and Climatological Station.

Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
TypeBotanical
LocationHagley Park, Christchurch, New Zealand
Coordinates43.53°S 172.62°E / -43.53; 172.62
Area21 hectares (52 acres)
Opened1863 (1863)
Operated byChristchurch City Council
Visitors550,000[1]
OpenAll year
Species> 50,000
Websiteccc.govt.nz/parks-and-gardens/christchurch-botanic-gardens

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