What started as an offer of a stroll through six hectares of spectacular gardens now includes a fête with more than 60 stalls and live entertainment. This inaugural event for Ashburton St John will raise funds for its community health initiatives and local services.
Hosted by Sue and Ted Rollinson at their Awaroa School Road property near Rakaia, the fête includes cuisine offerings and live entertainment – including a cooking demonstration by local chef, caterer and former Masterchef finalist Chantelle Quinn.
The boutique stalls offer a range of unique, artisan and New Zealand made eco-products including clothing and accessories, garden plants and supplies, furniture, arts and crafts, jewellery, beauty products, giftware and gourmet food and wine.
Tickets include admission and an opportunity to explore the acres of gardens and meandering boardwalk through native forests.
Tickets can be purchased on www.eventfinda.co.nz, or from a variety of locations. Call 03 308 7132 or check the St John Ashburton Facebook page for details.