Bason Botanic Gardens, just northwest of Wanganui, New Zealand has been described as an architectural and botanic gem in a countryside location. Set on 25 hectares of landscaped countryside, Bason Botanic Gardens is home to one of the largest public garden orchid and fern collections in New Zealand and are housed in unique glasshouses. There are also the outdoor garden areas with colorful displays of delphiniums, camellias, begonias and an assorted range of other interesting plants. But wait, there is more to the Bason Botanic Gardens, with fun, entertainment and education for visitors of all ages. There are numerous indoor and outdoor gardens, exciting bush walks and areas equipped with BBQs, ideal for family picnics. So, no matter what the season, a visit to Bason Botanic Gardens will be well worth the trip.