Townend House Conservatory - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
A panorama taken inside the Townend House Conservatory in Christchurch Botanical Gardens showing some of the plants displayed here.
Townend House Conservatory - FURTHER INFORMATION
Townend House Conservatory - Christchurch visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Townend House Conservatory' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Canterbury.
The current Townend House Conservatory in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens a regular a regular succession of popular greenhouse plants. Among the displays at different times are Calceolaria, Cyclamen, Gloxinia, and Primula, with many of the hybrid begonias the result of hybridisations carried out by Garden staff.
This is the second Townend House to occupy the site, was built 1955-56. The house is named after Mrs Annie Quayle Townend, who owned several large properties throughout Christchurch in her lifetime and left a significant from her estate in 1914. It stands just north of Cuningham House Conservatory, and an entrance leads into the desert collection on display in Garrick House Conservatory.
Christchurch Botanic Gardens Information Centre
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
The main entrance to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens is on Rolleston Road next to the Christchurch Museum.