Garden visits

The garden will surprise and enchant you - over the last 38 years it has been transformed into a succession of surprises as you move from one landscaped area to the next.

Lose yourself in 4 acres of tranquility - beautiful at all times, breathtaking in spring. Friendly fantails follow you around while you chance upon a host of gardens. The variety of textures and colours is endless.

For garden lovers and all other interested clubs Ribblesdale is an absolute must for those wanting to get away from the rush of everyday life into a restful, unique NZ garden experience. 

Ribblesdale is developing its own micro-climate and

eco-system where environmental theories have been integrated into the design of the gardens and butterfly boudoir.

Our thematic gardens

Hosta haven

Native garden


Railway woodland track

Butterfly boudoir (summer and autumn)

Parkland garden

Woodland memories walk

Fragrant garden

Moonlight garden

Secret room

Azalea and rhododendron garden

Visitor information


Admission is $10 per person
To fully appreciate every aspect of the gardens you need to allow at least 1 hour and hopefully longer to enjoy

Unlimited photographic opportunities

Guide dogs only 


Excellent parking for both cars and coaches
Food available by arrangement
Plant nursery onsite

Ribblesdale Garden


Denise and Robin Illingworth

Corner of Oxford & Barracks Road Oxford 
North Canterbury

Home: 03 312 4073 
Denise: 027 454 5386

Please contact Denise to know

about her availability

Contact us

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or want to:
Visit the gardens
Book accommodation
Book a personal or professionnal event

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