Over most of my day tours, the Garden Tour Christchurch is one of “the” most popular, especially with my Japanese guests. It gives me a chance to demonstrate to you why Christchurch is called “The Garden City”. Our tour includes a visit to three private gardens, one of which includes an award-winning garden. You will have the chance to meet the gardeners in person, who design and grow these beautiful creations. Enjoy the award-winning factory garden and street award winners. You will also view and get to experience the most attractive park in Christchurch. Take a look at the Garden Tours Christchurch reviews, or view some nursery photos
Greenery is abundant, making up nearly 1/8th of parks and gardens in our City. Personally, I love Spring! October is just a blaze of blossom as the new Spring leaves herald the end of Winter. From the flowering of the daffodils in late August, to the blooming of the Roses in mid-November. We have a constant array of blooms from Cherries, Magnolias, Azaleas, Rhododendrons and Wisteria to enchant our visitors.
In addition to the shorter “Garden Tours Christchurch”, I can arrange visits to much larger scale gardens out in the country. These can be tailored to suit your individual schedule; however, I recommend allowing for at least 6- 8 hours. This tour will include a 2-course lunch.
Furthermore, in the Spring and early Summer, many of the local schools have fundraisers around the most attractive gardens in their area. This is a great way to see a much wider selection of gardens in a very local area. These are only conducted on Saturdays and usually from late October through till early December.
If you are travelling around in a self-drive, you may wish to explore wonderful gardens outside Christchurch City. Customise your own trip with Gardenstovisit – this site provides you with a collection of New Zealand gardens that are open to visitors.
View my other tours to see a snippet of popular and unforgettable tour experiences in New Zealand.
• Lunch Option at $35 per person (Sun Room or Garden Lunch)
• You will have the option to choose any two-course lunch meal
o Option 1: Home baked bread with homemade soup
o Option 2: Quiche Lorraine with organic potatoes and green salad
o Dessert: Fresh, homemade cheesecake topped with homegrown berries
Highlights of the Garden Tour Christchurch
• Experience Private Garden settings
• Award-winning factory gardens and street award garden winners
• Personalised tour – Meet & Greet Gardeners (meet the gardeners who create these beautiful prizewinning gardens)
• View blooms such as Cherries, Magnolias, Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Wisteria and Roses (dependent on time of visit)
Best Time to book
• Mid-September – Early December
• 4 hours – Christchurch Garden Tour
• 8 hours – Christchurch Country Gardens Tour
|09.30||Start of tour from hotel or rendezvous point in the central city|
|09.40||Short walk through one of many of Christchurch’s Community Gardens (5 minutes)|
|10.00||Prize winning garden visit and meet the gardeners who create and maintain the flower garden (20 minutes)|
|10.45||Drive along and stop for photos on the Prize-Winning street (10 minutes)|
|11.00||Second flower garden and chance to discuss the garden with the owner (20 minutes)|
|11.40||Visit to an attractive park, floral display or seasonal feature in a park (5 minutes)|
|12.00||Third private prize-winning garden visit|
|12.40||Quick browse in one of Christchurch’s Commercial gardens (5 minutes)|
|13.00||Visit one of Christchurch’s attractive garden centres (10 minutes)|
|13.30||Conclusion of tour or beginning of lunch at our place|
• An Experienced & Knowledgeable, local Tour Guide
• Transport to and from Christchurch to a variety of gardens en-tour
• Entrance to 3 private gardens
• Priced from $180 per person