An English style park small park garden that dates back from 1885 with lawns and trees and childrens' play area and paddling pool. Enter via Evelyn Couzins Avenue, in Richmond.
A small park with mature trees dating back to the 1860's and herbaceous borders. There is a children's play area and lawns and a stream. Located at Edgeware and enter via Abberley Crescent.
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
The gardens in central Christchurch cover 30 hectares and were started in 1850. The gardens include an arboretum, rose garden, rock gardens and a collection of New Zealand trees and plants. The glasshouses date from 1925 and contain a good display of tropical plants. Children will enjoy the play area and space. Enter via Rolleston Avenue.
Edmonds Factory Garden
Built in 1923 by Thomas Edmonds with lawns, lily pond, rose garden and changing annual displays. Enter via Ferry Road, Linwood.
Ferrymead Heritage Park
Ferrymead is the sight of the first New Zealand railway and the park is now an Edwardian township where you can step back in time to experience colonial Christchurch. Located at Ferrymead Park Drive. (64 3 384 1970)
A large park of 161 hectares is the major park in Christchurch and the location of sport and cultural events.
Haswell Quarry Park
Haswell has a collection of historic buildings, walks and botanical collections. Six individual areas represent Christchurch's sister cities of Adelaide, Christchurch (UK), Gansu Province, Kurashiki, Seattle and Songpa-Gu. Location Haswell Road.
A 12 hectare park with indoor and outdoor polls and landscaped gardens. Enter via Ilam Road.
A very small park adjacent to Hagley Park contains the two of the tallest trees in Christchurch and popular for riverside picnics. Enter via Helmores Lane in Merivale.
A Victorian homestead with traditional garden and large numbers of English and European trees and a beds of annuals. Mona vale is a short drive from the city in Fendalton and enter via Fendalton Road. Open daily. (64 3 348 9660)
Orana Wildlife Park
A open range wildlife park with giraffe, cheetah, rhino and lions and other animals. Open daily. McLeans Island Road, Harewood. (64 3 359 4330)
Queen Elizabeth 11 Park
The park was built for the 1974 Commonwealth games and now a multi sport and leisure centre with a theme leisure pool and mini golf courses.
Riccarton House and Bush
A historic Victorian house built in 1856 with well established gardens and bush land. Located at 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton. (64 3 341 1018)
A well established garden with mature trees, both exotic and indigenous and a formal rose garden. There is a children's playground. Located in Opawa and enter via Cholmondely Avenue.
Willow bank Wildlife Reserve
View the kiwis and "wildlife by night" .Every evening is 'Ko Tane' a cultural experience with an interactive village. Located at Hussey Road.(64 3 359 6226)
A park built around three lawns, with shrubs and trees and a collection of rhododendrons. Within the park is an aviary and a children's play area. Enter via Woodham Road, Avonside.