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Novem­ber 26 marks the Ohoka Gar­den Tour and Fete.

The Ohoka Gar­den Tour and Fete is just around the cor­ner and home­own­ers are putting the fin­ish­ing touches to their prized grounds ahead of the big day.

Or­gan­ised by the Ohoka School PTA, the event has been run­ning for 26 years, and this year six gar­dens will be open to the pub­lic, in­clud­ing Mill­stream Gar­dens, a four and a half acre par­adise which own­ers Elaine and John Lynn have brought to life with a lot of love and hard work over two decades.

Come and get lost, or at least in­spired, by beau­ti­ful sur­round­ings, ex­quis­ite plant­ing, sheds, fol­lies, wa­ter fea­tures and more as you take your time to ex­plore the gar­dens in your own time.

There will be rose care demon­stra­tions, open homes, art in a gar­den, and much more to dis­cover on the walk, while the fete will pro­vide en­ter­tain­ment for the kids, re­fresh­ments, a Pimms tent and plenty of crafts and gifts to buy ahead of the Christ­mas rush.

Or­gan­iser Louise John­son said the event, which is held every two years and is a ma­jor fundraiser for the school, would show­case the small coun­try vil­lage’s finest prop­er­ties at the same time as bring­ing the com­mu­nity to­gether for a fun day out.

More than 1,000 tick­ets were sold to the 2015 tour, and or­gan­iser Louise John­son said she was hope­ful to see an in­crease in sales this year.

The tour will be held from 10am to 4pm on Sun­day, Novem­ber 26.

Tick­ets, which cost $25, can be pur­chased from Wood­end Nurs­eries, GAS Ohoka, Niche Gifts in Ran­giora, Terra Viva Cafe, and Kaiapoi Florist, as well as on­line from eventfinda.co.nz.

Gate sales avail­able on the day at $30.

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