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St John Garden Fete

St John Garden Fete


  • Thu 13 Oct, 10:00am – 4:00pm


Rakaia Gardens, 282 Awaroa School Road, Dorie, Rakaia


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult ticket: $17.40
  • Child Ticket (over 5yrs): $6.15
  • Adult Ticket with packed lunch: $34.78
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Back again in 2022! Same awesome venue at Rakaia Gardens. A Fete and Garden Lovers delight and this year it is bigger and better!

100 boutique stalls from well known and unique NZ businesses with a bonus of 6 acres of beautiful gardens to explore and cooking demonstrations! Take a break to have a bite to eat for lunch and enjoy the music, or take in a cooking demonstration. Stalls will feature mostly NZ made artisan jewellery and accessories, housewares, clothing, flowers, plants and garden supplies, art, eco products, gourmet foods and great gift shopping amongst the trees in a country setting. Cooking demonstrations and great lunch options with live music to enjoy.

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.

Early-bird tickets on sale from 4th July on Eventfinda!

At the event: $20 Adults, $5 Children over 5
Early-bird sales: $15 Adults, $5 Children over 5

Pre-sale tickets are also available from 15th August at
• St John Office Ashburton (241 Tancred St M - F, 9am - 12.30pm EFTPOS and cash)
• Ashburton & Timaru St John Shops (cash only)
• Ashburton Paper Plus (EFTPOS and cash)
• Joosh, Talbot Street, Geraldine (cash only)
• Mayfield - PGG Wrightson (cash only)
• Rakaia Four Square
• St John Shop 300 Colombo St, Sydenham (Cash only)
• St John Shop 43 Main North Road, Papanui (Cash only)

Pre-paid & Gate Admission Ticket Includes:
Admission to the Fete and Gardens
Great shopping, gorgeous gardens, live music, cooking demonstration and an opportunity to support Mid Canterbury St John while having a fun day out.
ATM services will be available on the day.

Here is a list of our vendors (and more to come):

All Buttered Up
Amanda Jayne Creative
American Delight Donuts
Angel 'A' Fashions
Auntie & Me
Aunty Bees
Barr Originals
BBQ Craft
Brent's Country Furniture
Buoni Saporu at Gunyah Country Estate
By The Hook
Cochers Craft
Concrete Garden Ornaments
Contemporary Water Sculptures
Crafty Buggers
Crafty Lady
Creative Pens
Crispy dumplings Ltd
Daphne's Designs
Earth and Sea Jewelry
Emma Timmis Illustrations
Flamingo Papiere
Flips Pancakes
Framing Good Crafts
Gardner's Pantry
Hair Princess
Hookoe Garden Tools
Hugs and Kisses
Jacqueline Hocquard Art
Jan Earl (Plants)
Just the Beez Kneez
Kitchen and Things
Let's Play
Lily Grace and Perfect Harmony
Little Hero Kids
Llama Cookie Drama
Lobird Crafts
Lois Muir Birdfeeders
Love Light Soy Candles
Love Ya Fudge
Miss Muffet's Knits
Moore toys
MT Studio
Muscogen woods
Myra's Collections
Nannie K Creations
NZ Chop Chop
Ocean Grow
Original Smoke and Spice
Oriwa Naturals
Pita Pit Mobile
Pure By the Barrelman
R U Peckish - Coffee and ice cream
RD8 Art
Red Rock Hats
Reobar Sculptures
Robinsons Bay Olives
Roxtar Glass Art
Rural Co
Saoirse and Friends
Side Project
Simply Eco
Smoke N Barrel
Snake Gully Country Kids
Somers Clothing
Southern Woods Nursery
Splatt Pottery
Subarb Products/Susanne Pearls
The Coffee Shot Expresso
The Tweaker
Tievoli Trading
Walk Tall
West Melton Plants
Whitehorse Cheese
Wow Clothing (Megan Jane Design)

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