Festival Location


Getting Here

Covid-19 Commitment


The festival is set amongst the established grounds of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, in the heart of the Garden City. Located within Hagley Park North on the edge of the CBD the gardens are easily accessible by foot, bike, bus or car. Visitors to the festival will be able to leisurely stroll between dedicated zones of activity; from viewing inspirational exhibition garden and landscape designs to attending demonstrations and participating in workshops all located in the main festival hub on the lawns adjacent to the Ilex Café.

Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Getting Here

By Bike

Bike racks are located at the main entrances to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens; in the Armagh Street Carpark and at both Rolleston Avenue and Riccarton Avenue entrances.

Bikes are not permitted to be ridden in the grounds of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens so don’t forget to bring a bike lock!

By Bus

The Christchurch Botanic Gardens is well serviced by public transport, with numerous bus stop options along Riccarton Avenue, Harper Avenue, Park Terrace and Rolleston Avenue. It is then just a short walk to the main festival hub.

Visit Metro for bus routes and timetables. https://www.metroinfo.co.nz/

By Tram

The Christchurch Tram is a unique and fun way to get to the festival. The closest tram stops are on Worcester Street and Armagh Street.

By Car

Festival parking will be available in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Carpark off Armagh Street. Access will be one-way, and vehicles will be required to exit the festival via Riccarton Avenue; this is to reduce congestion along the narrow access roads into the carpark. Free parking is limited to 180mins.

Demand for festival parking will be high and cannot be guaranteed, so please consider the central city alternatives – visit the Christchurch City Council website for information on parking building locations. https://ccc.govt.nz/transport/parking/carpark

Covid-19 Commitment

Grow Ōtautahi, Christchurch Garden Festival is committed to providing a safe environment for festivalgoers to enjoy the event. The Christchurch Garden Festival Trust will follow the guidelines issued by the New Zealand Government in regards to the changing conditions surrounding COVID-19 levels and will keep festivalgoers updated on the festival’s response to level changes via this website and the festival Facebook page.

If you are planning to attend the event please be reminded that you are not to go to any gatherings or public events if you have COVID-19 symptoms, instead please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453

For those attending please ensure that you do the following:

  • Scan in upon arrival at the festival using the QR code provided
  • Maintain good hygiene – there will be hand sanitiser available