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Amberley House

127 Ashworths Rd, Amberley Just a 40-minute drive north of Christchurch


First established in 1876, Amberley House occupies a special place in the history of North Canterbury, New Zealand. 

Amberley House includes an arboretum, with countless specimen trees and shrubs and endless walkways, glades and fairways contained in a park-like valley.  An extensive pond network in the valley is surrounded by around 2500 specimen trees – a large number still bearing their nameplate at their base. The rich earth from the excavation of the ponds was used to build the raised beds and banks for planting and landscaping, creating the forms and structures seen today. The ponds are fed by natural springs, sourced from aquifers that flow down from the slopes of Mount Grey.

Garden Size

5 hectares, allow 1 to 2 hours.


Amberley House offers an ideal venue for your special day, whether you are planning a small, intimate wedding or a large, joyous occasion.  

Other Facilities

Amberley House is home to a Warmblood Sporthorse breeding stud as well as a working farm. 


  • Price
    Adults $30.00 per person Children $15.00 per person. Family & Group rates are available.
  • Parking
    There is ample parking for buses coaches and cars.
  • Wheelchair Access
    Unfortunately given the nature of the terrain much of the garden is not practical for wheelchair access.
  • Dogs allowed?
    Dogs welcome on a leash.
  • Picnics
    Welcome to bring lunch and enjoy a picnic.
  • Children allowed?
    Children welcome but please supervise as we have ponds.
  • Toilets?
  • Plants/Sales
    The hardcover colour book; Amberley House - The Story of a North Canterbury Icon is available for purchase. Contact us for details.
  • Guided Tours
    Private garden tours for groups (by arrangement).


127 Ashworths Rd, Amberley Just a 40-minute drive north of Christchurch