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St John Garden Fete

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  • Adult ticket: $17.66 ea ($16.25 + $1.41 fees)
  • Child Ticket (over 5yrs): $6.15 ea ($6.00 + $0.15 fees)
  • Adult Ticket with packed lunch: $35.80 ea ($32.00 + $3.80 fees)
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Back again in 2021! Same awesome venue at Rakaia Gardens.

Start your Christmas shopping early at boutique stalls from well known and unique NZ businesses and enjoy exploring 6 acres of beautiful gardens. Take a break to have a bite to eat for lunch and enjoy the music, or take in a cooking demonstration. Stalls will feature 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.

Tickets on sale from 16th August
At the event: $20 adults, $5 children over 5
Early-bird sales: $15 Adults, $5 Children over 5
Pre-sale tickets will be available at various sites in Ashburton, Methven, Mayfield, Geraldine, Timaru, Rakaia and Christchurch from 16th August. Check back nearer the time for locations.
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:
All Buttered Up
Angel 'A' Fashions
Baby Kulture Handknits
Barr Originals
BBQ Craft
Behind the Hedge Garden Company
Brents Country Furniture
Bubbles Gluten Free Catering
Build'em Up
Buoni Saporu at Gunyah Country Estate
By The Hook
Coffee Dash
Concrete Garden Ornaments
Contemporary Water Sculptures
Crafty Buggers
Crafty Lady
Crispy Dumplings Ltd
Dahm Good Coffee
Daphne's Designs
Dunsinane's Black Garlic
Framing Good Crafts
Gardners Pantry
Greenstone Gifts
Hair Princess
Hookoe Garden Tools
Jamka Visors
Jan Earl (Plants)
Jo's Homemade
Just the Beez Kneez
Kitchen and Things
Kjole Style
Krama and Giving Seeds of Love
Let's Play
Lily Grace and Perfect Harmony
Lilyfields Mt Somers
Lions Club food caravan
Loburn Grove
Love Light Soy Candles
Love Ya fudge
Miss Muffet's Knits
Moore toys
MT Studio
Muscogen Woods
Myra's Collections
Nood Food
Ocean Grow
Oriwa Naturals
Paper Daisy Story
Paul Johnson Art
Peninsula Flowers
Pita Pit Mobile
Pure By the Barrelman
R U Peckish
RD8 Art
Red Rock Hats
Reobar Sculptures
RhodoDirect Nursery
Robinsons Bay Olives
Roxtar Glass Art
Saoirse and Friends
Sharney Downs Country Clothing
Side Project
Smoke N Barrell
Snake Gully Country Kids
Southern Woods Nursery
Subarb Products
Susanne Pearls
The Bee Keepers Honey
The Tweaker
West Melton Plants
Whitehorse Cheese

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