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dc.contributor.authorSun, X.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-03T01:55:02Z
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/1999
dc.description.abstractAs a type of amenity horticultural setting, botanic gardens play an important role in creating sense of place for people of local origin, those who have immigrated and long-term visitors. The Local Government Act 2002 requires local councils to provide public facilities that meet the needs of a variety of local citizens, including ethnic groups. With the support of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens management team, this study used an in-depth interviewing technique, endeavouring to find out the values and meanings of botanic gardens to Chinese residents and long-term visitors in Christchurch, as well as their thoughts about the Christchurch Botanic Gardens in particular. Through their interpretation of botanic gardens and their comments on Christchurch Botanic Gardens, this study provides an insight of the uniqueness of the sense of place that Chinese people have formed as immigrants or long-term visitors. They constantly compare the quality of life here in New Zealand to their home country, justifying their decision of moving to this country. They also expressed their sense of belonging to both the Chinese culture and the local community. On the other hand, their pride in the depth of Chinese culture makes them believe that if a Chinese garden was ever built, it should be built for the purpose of introducing Chinese culture to the local people, but not specifically for Chinese to appreciate. Based on these results, suggestions will be given on the future development of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, which would enhance the experience of Chinese residents and visitors to the Gardens.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.subjectBotanic Gardensen
dc.subjectamenity horticultureen
dc.subjectsense of placeen
dc.subjectChristchurch Botanic Gardensen
dc.subjectChinese immigrantsen
dc.subjectChinese residentsen
dc.subjectChinese visitorsen
dc.titleValues and meanings of botanic gardens to Chinese residents and visitors: the case of Christchurch, New Zealanden
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Applied Scienceen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agribusiness and Marketsen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/AGMK
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/PE20
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.publisher.placeChristchurchen
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-3648-7987


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