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Not to be missed! Perfect opportunity for your little peeps!

Workshop to be held Saturday 30th September, 11am-12.30pm
St John’s Hall, 66 Carters Road, (Hurunui District Council carpark) Amberley.

Join contemporary freelance illustrator/designer/artist Sarah Greig for a
children’s painting workshop. A colourful and fun opportunity for your children.

Cost per child covers tutoring and all materials.  Ticket $10/child.
Ideal for ages 7 -12 years.
Places are limited, bookings essential.
Book your ticket now by ringing Laura: 021 414 162

This is part of Art in a Garden’s charity focus for St John, Amuri. Selected works will be exhibited for auction at Art in a Garden, all proceeds going to St John.

We couldn’t offer this workshop without Hellers support, thank you!

Support St John, Amuri

Buy a raffle ticket online, when buying your early bird ticket >>>

There are 3 prizes to be won >>>

1. Sea Tile by Christine Thacker
‘Waiheke Island’ 2009
Glazed earthenware ceramic
220mm wide x 45mm deep

2. Two nights accommodation for two people at Village Lake Apartments, Hanmer Springs

3. Harris Meats, meat pack and two Ravensdown vouchers (each for one 40 kg bag of Nitrophoska)


Celebrating Spring in North Canterbury!

Not only can you join us at Art in a Garden this spring, but also come and check out The Fete, the biggest and best Fete in NZ.  You can fill in a whole week between Amberley, Hawarden, Cheviot and Hanmer.  See our latest flyer, North Canterbury.Whats on.
Or get in touch if you have any questions.

The Fete (now in Waipara) is on Thursday 27th October
The Hurunui Garden Tour is on Friday 28th October

You can buy one ticket to join us at all of these events via eventfinda.

The Amberley A&P show is on Saturday 29th October

And don’t forget you can easily spend many hours enjoying our local wineries and restaurants, for more info: or soak in the pools at Hanmer Springs.

Tickets to Art in a Garden on sale now!

Get your tickets to Art in Garden >>

Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the gate (cash only).

Cafe style food and drinks will be available at the cottage alongside live music on all four days.

Gate Sales: $25 (Cash Only)
School Children: Free

  • Earlybird Admission: $20.00
  • The Opening & General Admission: $80.00
  • Lunch Ticket: $25.00
  • St John, Amuri Raffle: $4.00

For corporate and group bookings please contact Laura Forbes:

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Phone: 021 4141 62

Want to make the most of your time in North Canterbury? Check out our other hot SPRING
events, including The Fete (Waipara) and The Hurunui Garden Tours (North Canterbury).
You can buy General Admission to The Fête + Art in a Garden + Hurunui Garden Tours: $107.00 by visiting the Event Finda website.

Art in a Garden Celebrates Fourteen Years

In 2016 Art in a Garden celebrated its 14th birthday! Considered the best indoor outdoor exhibition of its kind in the South Island, the garden provides an elegant setting for established and emerging artists to display and sell their work.  Sculptures sit with pride amidst trees, lawns, ponds and rose gardens while paintings, glass, ceramics and jewellery are exhibited in the restored farm barn gallery.

Live music filters through the gardens creating an unhurried air and a stream side café serves picnic lunches with wine and coffee.

Art in a Garden is held every spring at Flaxmere near Hawarden, an hour’s drive north from Christchurch. The road north passes through the grape growing district of Waipara before turning inland towards the limestone escarpments of the Weka Pass and the farmlands of the Waikari basin.  From Waikari the road heads west to Hawarden and Flaxmere via the Lake Sumner road. Flaxmere, a garden of National Significance sits on the river bed terraces of the Waitohi River, it has been fifty one years in the making.