9 Jul 2013

Tree-planting marks Botanic Gardens' 150th birthday

12:45 pm on 9 July 2013

A tree-planting ceremony will be held in Christchurch's Botanic Gardens on Tuesday afternoon to mark 150 years since the gardens were created.

Since a solitary oak tree was planted on 9 July 1863, the gardens have grown to the point where they now attract more than a million visitors a year.

At 4pm mayor Bob Parker will plant a tree and oversee the burial of a time capsule.