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St John Garden Fete: CANCELLED

Ticket Information

  • 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. 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 by MasterChef finalist Chantel Quinn. 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 now!

Vaccine Passes will be required and will be scanned at the gate

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

Pre-sale tickets are available now 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:
All Buttered Up
Amanda Jayne Creative
American Delight Donuts
Angel 'A' Fashions
Auntie & Me
Aunty Bees
Avoca Divine
Baby Kulture Handknits
Barr Originals
BBQ Craft
Brents Country Furniture
By The Hook
Cochers Craft
Concrete Garden Ornaments
Contemporary Water Sculptures
Crafty Buggers
Crafty Lady NZ
Creative Pens
Crispy Dumplings Ltd
Daphne's Designs
Earth and Sea Jewellery
Emma Timmis Illustrations
Flamingo Papiere
Flips Pancakes
Framing Good Crafts
Gardners Pantry
Greenstone Gifts
Hair Princess NZ
Hookoe Garden Tools
Hugs and Kisses
Jacqueline Hocquard Art
Jamka Visors
Jax Originals
Jewellery By Design NZ
Jo's Homemade
Just the Beez Kneez
Kitchen and Things
Kjole Style Ltd
Krama & Co and Giving Seeds of Love
Lab Designs
Let's Play
Lily Grace
Lilyfields Mt Somers
Lions Club food caravan
Little Hero Kids
Llama Cookie Drama
Lobird Crafts
Loburn Grove
Love Light Soy Candles
Love Ya Fudge
Miss Muffet's Knits
Moore toys
MT Studio
Muscogen Woods
Myra's Collections
Nannie K Creations
Nood Food
Ocean Grow
O'H Yes Coffee
Original Smoke and Spice Co
Oriwa Naturals
Perfect Harmony
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 / Bunny Boo
Side Project
Smoke N Barrell
Snake Gully Country Kids
Somers Clothing
Southern Woods Plant Nursery
Splatt Pottery
Subarb Products
Susanne Pearls
The Coffee Shot Expresso
The Tweaker
Tievoli Trading Ltd
Toru Tuataras Co
Walk Tall (Merino Socks)
West Melton Plants
Wow Clothing

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