Botanical Gardens Plan
Gisborne’s Botanical Gardens is located along the Taruheru River, less than a kilometre from the Central Business District. The Botanical Gardens is managed as Gisborne’s premier amenity park, and is the city’s oldest reserve. The Botanical Gardens was set aside in 1874 as a public garden. By the late 1800s the reserve had been developed into Gisborne's first recreation reserve. The Gardens has a history of being well-used and is still one of the cities most popular reserves.
The Sister City Gardens are the ‘jewels in the crown’ for the Botanical Gardens. They were developed between 1997 and 2000.