Why We Love Botanic Gardens

  • The Timaru Botanic Gardens are a wonderful, peaceful space to relax and play in.
  • Spending time in nature is great for our mental and physical health and kids who play in nature thrive.
  • We can see plants from all over the world. We can learn the importance of plant conservation and identification.
  • Gardens also give wildlife and insects a home, they spread pollen and seeds.
  • We are lucky we can visit a garden that is over 150yrs old whenever we like for free.

This is a map of Timaru and the Timaru Botanic Gardens from 1875. Just one pond existed then. The gardens were established in 1864 making it one of the oldest botanic gardens in New Zealand.

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