Located in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Old Information Centre, Jenny Gillies has bought floral creations to life with her Enchanted Garden exhibition.

COVID-19 update: The Botanic Gardens is closed

The Government is asking for everyone to stay at home. Their advice is that you can go for a walk or exercise outdoors for a short time, but to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

We’ve closed all of our Council facilities until further notice, to support the Government’s fight against COVID-19. This includes the Botanic Gardens.

The following are also closed:

  • Public toilets.
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks.
  • Car parks within parks.
  • Visitor and information centres.
  • The Spencer Park animal area and fenced dog parks.
  • All Council-owned sports facilities

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The seasonal collections of these acclaimed botanical works of art are inspired by the beautiful surroundings of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

The costumes within, created by designer Jenny Gillies, have been featured both nationally and internationally in exhibitions and live performances promoting our beautiful Garden City. 

Beauty, humour and an abundance of colour are showcased in this enchanting exhibition, which will grow and fascinate the senses seasonally.


  • $5 admission
  • no charge for children under five years.

Location and opening hours

  • 10am to 4pm daily
  • Old Information Centre, opposite the Armagh Street car park entrance to the Gardens.

Find out more about Jenny Gillies(external link).