On-site/ Off-road parking available (buses call first)
Toilets available on site
Wheelchair accessible garden (1.2m wide paths)
Tea/coffee included in admission fee
Picnic area available (visitors may bring food)
Garden tours available
Accommodation available
Home producers/ Vegetable gardens
Plants/produce stalls

Hosts: Gary Mitchell & Robert Day

124 Cheviot Heights Road, Cheviot

Garden that grows

The garden at Ribbonwood Country House frames a majestic view north over the Waiau River valley towards Mt Parnassus and the Seaward Kaikouras.

You’ll see a garden full of native trees grown from seed including Ake Ake, Cabbage trees, Pittosporums, Lacebarks and Ribbonwoods (of course). Perennial borders at the front of the house present a splendid blaze of colour. A rose and lavender garden gives you a scented spot for quiet contemplation, as does the picking garden, where flowers are grown and harvested to brighten the guest rooms.

The vegetable garden grows fresh produce including potatoes, shallots, onions, garlic, capsicums, beans, courgettes, chillies, fennel, rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries and currants enjoyed by houseguests. The dairy cow you see happily grazing in the paddocks produces milk the owners turn into butter and cheeses, including Camembert, Cheddar, Cow Feta, Cream Cheese, Halloumi, Ricotta and Parmesan. You’ll find plenty to see and eat growing in the garden at Ribbonwood.


Studio Home Sessions

“How to establish and plan an edible garden” with Robert Day of Ribbonwood Country House.

When:Sunday Oct 31st, 11.00am