Richmond Gala 2024

What an incredible day we had at the Richmond Gala! The weather was perfect, and the community vibe was just fantastic. We couldn’t have asked for a better turnout and a more enjoyable time together!

One of the highlights was the long-awaited relocation of the Riverlution Cafe to its final spot

Treating everyone to delicious scones by Cook Sam Parish and coffee from Prima Roastery

The beats from DJ Cazza and the captivating performances by the Scottish dancers were a definite hit, adding to the festive atmosphere.

The car boot sale was bustling with over 60 participants offering a plethora of treasures to be discovered

Our main garden was abuzz with various activities and community initiatives, showcasing the vibrant spirit of our community.

The Preserve Competition was a resounding success and we’re pleased to announce the winners:

Jam Category

1st Recreate with Plum Jam; 2nd Rhonda Farmer with Damson Jam; 3rd Jan Dobson with Crabapple Jelly.

Chutney Category

1st Cassandra May from Kaiapoi Community Garden; 2nd Climate Action Campus with Ron Relish; 3rd Recreate with Hot Apricot Chutney.

Drinks & Vinegars Category

: 1st Feijoa Vinegar; 2nd Pear Vinegar; 3rd Apricot Juice, all by Jo Seizova.

People’s Choice

Green Fig Slatko by Jo Seizova.

Attendees had the opportunity to sample these delectable delights and our team thoroughly enjoyed tasting them as well post-event.

We extend our gratitude to the numerous fantastic organizations, dedicated volunteers, and overall community heroes who made this event possible

Most of all, a big thank you to the community for showing up and making it such a memorable and enjoyable day, especially with the beautiful weather we were blessed with

Thanks to New World Stanmore for sponsoring our sausage sizzle


Was a fabulous day out with beautiful weather, the community is so lucky to have events like this!! -Sam Parish Author, Chef, Food Writer


Well done Richmond Community Garden, you are all superstars, you are An amazing team that made a beautiful event come together so well. It was a pleasure to be a part of it. – Lydia Phillipstown Community Garden

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