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Gethsemane Gardens, Christchurch

Gethsemane Gardens - Christchurch, New Zealand
Gethsemane Gardens
27 Revelation Drive, Christchurch, New Zealand 8008Map
+64 3 326 5848
Neighborhood: Sumner District

High on a hill, overlooking the seaside suburb of Sumner, are the remarkable biblical-themed, privately-owned Gethsemane Gardens. With stunning views of the city, the ocean and the alps, the three hectares of immaculate gardens are testimony to the owners' faith and love of gardening. The garden's delights include the Jerusalem garden, depicting the life of Jesus, the Noah's Ark garden, with animal figures, the prayer garden, the rosary maze, the Mount of Olives, and a small chapel where weddings are held. Visitors need their own transport to visit Gethsemane, a 20-minute drive from the city center. The more adventurous could climb the steep hill from Sumner below, about a half-hour walk.

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By Autuutuvailei Yhulee | Posted 02/18/11
  Thank you for this beautiful inspirational Gardens. I had visited the Gardens for the first time in February 2000. Our group of about 25 women traveled from Pago Pago, American Samoa toured the gardens and had great memories of Christchurch especially the Gardens of Gethsemane. My experience is unforgettablel and lasting. I often think and meditate about the gardens, hoping there is one here on my own islands. I praise the Good Lord for the aspiring the owners and those maintained the gardens. I am praying and hoping someday I would like to revisit the gardens and possibly influenced some friends to witness this breath-taking place. Thank you again. May God continues to inspire those who are maintaing this place and reveal more inspirational sights for the eye to spirtitually encouraged and meditate on....   Read More
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Gethsemane Gardens General Information
  • Type: Photo Spots / Photography, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Bus 30,31
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