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Your hosts Denise and Robin Illingworth warmly welcome you
to their special corner of paradise offering friendly, country, hospitality. 
Ribblesdale Gardens

Nestled on the boundary of Oxford in North Canterbury is this beautiful garden surrounding self-contained accommodation, wedding venue and plant nursery.

Enjoy our comfortable, self-contained accommodation in a breathtaking South Island garden setting. Lose yourself in 4 acres of tranquil beauty. Guests are free to enjoy the surrounding grounds featuring a wide variety of landscape settings and boutique nursery if staying in the accommodation.  

Ribblesdale is well signposted and very easy to find on the Inland Scenic Route 72, 1km east of the Oxford township and 40 minutes from Christchurch. 

Ribblesdale is the perfect location for garden tours, short breaks away, wedding ceremonies and other events.

Ribblesdale Gardens - Denise

Community events

We have been hosting the "Oxford Garden Fête"

every year for 6 years now.   Don't miss the 7th edition

of this amazing local event!

Oxford Country Gareden Fete
Oxford Country Gareden Fete


Natalie N, 24/02/17:

I had my wedding at Ribblesdale garden on Friday the 24th of February. Excellent facilities and a beautiful place to have such an event. All of our guests loved it as well. Would definately recommend to others. It was actually very reasonable as well in comparison to a few other places we had looked at. Excellent value for money and a wonderful ambiance.

Sandy and Phyllis B, Scotland, 21/02/17:

We got a lovely welcome from Denise, the cottage is spotless and has everything you would want, and the garden is beautiful, and the fresh flowers were lovely.

Kelly and Ann S, 17/02/17:

A place of peace.

Brian and Glenys K, 11/02/17:
A great place to celebrate a 60th birthday!

Judy and Sue, Australia, 13/11/17:
Delightful, answered many questions, beautiful setting to spend our last night in NZ.

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