Washbourn Gardens Fair 2018

Washbourn Gardens Fair 2018

Where:- Washbourn Gardens, Richmond, Nelson
When:- Nelson Anniversary day – Monday 29th January 2018 (wet postponment 6th February)
Time:- 9 am – 2:30 pm
Raising funds for:- Richmond Playcentre and Rotary
Stallholders applications to:- wgf@NelsonWestRotary.org.nz – please download the Washbourn Gardens Fair Stall Application 2018 and email it.

The Washbourn Gardens Fair is a family orientated fair with activities for the little ones, entertainment and food.  The fair was not run in 2017, and prior to that was run by the Richmond Playcentre.  This year (2018), Nelson West Rotary is running the fair and the main beneficiary of the day is Richmond Playcentre.

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This is a great event for the family – although very young ones would need to be carried. We take you from Wakefield Quay by bus to the end of Boulder Bank Drive, you walk the 9 km back to the Cut, and we bring you back by boat. Along the way you can go by the baches (owners have been known to offer you a cuppa and give you a peek inside), go up to the top of the lighthouse, listen to speakers on the history of ‘the Bank’ and see Nelson from a different perspective. We also have a barbecue going at the lighthouse so you don’t get too hungry–be sure to bring some cash to buy something to eat.

Buses depart from Guyton’s carpark on Wakefield Quay at 8:15, 9:00 and 9:45 am. The “boat-both-ways” option is available at 10:45 and 11:15. Some tickets will be available on the day, but best to get tickets in advance to get the departure time you want. In any case, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior, and allow extra time if parking your car (Guyton’s carpark is P120, so not suitable).

Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children (14&under). Tickets for Boat both ways are $30 and $18. Our ticket sellers are

Knapps Lawyers, Richmond (not open Saturdays)
TSB Bank, Trafalgar St, Nelson
Stoke Garden & Landscapes, Saxton Road

If you don’t get to our ticket outlets, we usually have some tickets available on the day. Be sure to bring sunscreen, a parka, sturdy shoes, water bottle and a hat.

In the event of bad weather, the postponement date is 18 March. Refunds will be available for ticketholders who cannot attend on that date.

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