Curator's House

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Curator's House
Curator's House, Chch Botanic Gardens.jpg
General information
Architectural styleTudor Revival architecture
Address7 Rolleston Avenue
Town or cityChristchurch
CountryNew Zealand
Coordinates43°31′58″S 172°37′38″E / 43.532677°S 172.627156°E / -43.532677; 172.627156Coordinates: 43°31′58″S 172°37′38″E / 43.532677°S 172.627156°E / -43.532677; 172.627156
OwnerChristchurch City Council
Technical details
Floor counttwo
Design and construction
ArchitectCollins and Harman
Designated26 November 1981
Reference no.1863
"Curator's House". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand.

The Curator's House is a historic building in the Christchurch Botanic Garden, in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was built for the Curator of the Botanic Gardens in 1920 and it is now home to a restaurant, called The Curator's House.


On the same site as the present Curator's House, a single-storey timber building was constructed in 1872 for the Christchurch Domain Curator, John Armstrong.[1] By 1919, the original wooden building was in poor condition and the current Curator’s House was built in its place in 1920.[2] The Architectural firm Collins and Harman were employed in 1919 to design a two storied brick house with a slate roof.[3] It was finished in 1920 and the house was the residence for the curators of the Botanic Gardens up until 1984.[4] In 2000 it was renovated into a restaurant.[4]

Heritage registration[edit]

The building was registered as a heritage building by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust on 26 November 1981 with registration number 1863 classified as Category II listing.[2] The Christchurch City Council also lists the Curator’s House as a Heritage Place for its "high historical and social significance for its association with the development and history of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens".[5]

The Curator's House and the Avon River

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Curators of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens". Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Newsletter. No. 75. Summer 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Curator's House | Heritage New Zealand". Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  3. ^ "DOMAINS BOARD". 4 August 1919. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b "The Curator's House" (PDF). Friends of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Newsletter. No.74. Spring 2008.
  5. ^ "STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE HERITAGE ITEM NUMBER 473". Listed heritage place heritage assessment. 22 January 2015.

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