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Business Type: Private Garden


Surrounded by beautiful gardens and ponds and set in a 7-hectare of historic gardens The Longbeach Cookshop is ideal for wedding receptions, special family events and corporate functions, offering a peaceful retreat from the bustle of the city.

Address: 1754 Longbeach Road, Ashburton, New Zealand Christchurch & Canterbury

Phone: view phone+6433026646

Contact Name: Bill and Penny Thomas


E-mail: send an e-mail


The lawn and garden lend themselves to large marquee functions and summer garden parties and provide a picturesque backdrop for garden wedding ceremonies and wedding photography.

The Garden was first established in 1864 with trees planted as shelterbelts against the Nor West winds; gradually the garden has grown up inside the shelter.  When wet weather kept the enormous number of harvest and shearing hands idle they were used then to make the small lake andlay out the garden.  Longbeach garden has prospered over the years as each generation of the Grigg family has continued with plantings and maintenance. 

Today there is 16 acres of sweeping lawns and garden.

Hours of work

Open by appointment only.


1754 Longbeach Road, Ashburton, New Zealand.
Longbeach is 1 hour 30 minutes south of Christchurch on state highway 1. The Longbeach Cookshop is 15 minutes from Ashburton towards the coastline.

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