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St John Garden Fete

St John Garden Fete


  • Thu 15 Oct, 10:00am – 4:00pm


Rakaia Gardens, 282 Awaroa School Road, Dorie, Rakaia


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult ticket : $18.43
  • Adult ticket with packed lunch: $31.19
  • Child over 5yrs with packed lunch : $16.91
  • Child over 5yrs : $6.15
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  • Additional fees may apply

Boutique stalls from well known and unique businesses from all over New Zealand - wine tasting, fashion, gardening, art, food and great gift shopping in amongst the trees in a country setting. Great lunch options, cooking demonstration by 2012 MasterChef finalist Chantelle Quinn (owner of twenty four catering) and live music to enjoy.
Take time to wander around the spectacular Rakaia Gardens. The garden is 6 acres - with wide lawn paths linking each area together with rhododendrons, camellias, thousands of annuals, perennials and roses. An idyllic boardwalk meanders through a huge area dedicated to NZ natives surrounding a tranquil pond.

Pre-paid & Gate Admission Ticket Includes:
Admission to the Fete and Gardens (savings of $5 with pre-purchase)
Free car parking
Great shopping, gorgeous gardens, delicious food, cooking demonstration, live music and an opportunity to support Ashburton St John while having a fun day out.

ATM services will be available on site

Tickets can be purchased at the gate ($20 adults, $5 children over 5) or on this site.

Additionally, tickets can be obtained prior to the event from 17th August ($15 Adults, $5 Children over 5 and a prebooked lunchbox can be ordered for $10)
at the following locations:
- St John Office Ashburton (241 Tancred Street M - F, 9 am - 12.30 pm)
- Ashburton and Timaru St John Community Shops (cash only)
- Ashburton Paper Plus
- Joosh, Talbot Street, Geraldine (cash only)
- Methven iSite Visitor Centre (Daily 10 am - 4 pm; cash only)
- Mayfield - PGG Wrightson (cash only)
- Rakaia Four Square

Prepacked lunch vouchers may be purchased when buying tickets. Limited packed lunches will available on the day.

List of vendors and entertainment:
Angel 'A' Fashions
Arin sushi and dumplings
Ataahua Wines
Baby Kulture Handknits
Barr Originals
Billies Ltd
Blue Sky Designs
Brents Country Furniture
By the Hook
Church Road Industries Ltd
Concrete Garden Ornaments
Contemporary Water Sculptures
Crafty Buggers
Crafty Lady
Cynthia Jaine Clothing
Cynthia's Handmades
Dahne's Designs
Demented Budgie
Exotic Filled Candy
Flamingo Paperie
Gardners Pantry
Hakatere Gems
Hookoe Garden Tools
Jackalope Treasures
Jamka Visors
Jo's Homemade
Kjole Style
Lily Grace
Lily Rose Designz
Loburn Grove
Love Light Soy Candles
Love Ya Fudge
Moore Toys
Mt Studio
Muscogen woods
PitaPit Mobile
Perfect Harmony
Pure by the Barrelman
Red Rock Hats
RhodoDirect Nursery
Robinsons Bay Olives
Roxtar Glass Art
Ruahine Ports Ltd
Sarah Rachel Art
Sharney Downs Country Themed Gifts
Side Project
Simply Divine Fabric Art
Smoke N Barrel
Southern Woods Nursery
Straight 8 Estate
Subarb Products
Susanne's Pearls
The Bee Keepers Honey
The Original Smoke and Spice Company
The Tweaker
The Vagabond Chefs
Throwin Shapes Glass
The Rollin' Pedaler Ice Cream
Village Leathercraft
Village Plants Ahaura
Wendylyn Glass NZ
West Melton Plants
Yes Chef
Southern Celtic Fiddle Orchestra
and others!

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