One of the first post-quake builds in Christchurch, the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre is a striking, airy contemporary structure. Architectural historian Jenny May will show you how this building marries form with function, with a design based on a Dutch commercial greenhouse system and a botanical theme that continues through its interior elements.
Meet by the entry to the shop on the riverside of the building.
Jenny May is an architectural historian and heritage consultant who has been involved in heritage for some 30 years. She is currently involved in a number of projects including the reinstatement of Christ Church Cathedral and the Arts Centre of Christchurch. She received the ONZM in the 2007 New Year’s Honours for her work in heritage.
Join Open Christchurch on 15 & 16 May. With 46 open buildings, two guided central city walks and dozens of special activities (from children’s workshops to performance as well as expert talks and tours), Open Christchurch 2021 is a celebration of our architecture. Discover new spaces or get up close to buildings you love, for free.