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private garden

Jakar Gardens

39 Hedley Rd, Seadown , South Canterbury


Come and explore our beautiful gardens that showcase a wide variety of flowers and plants. Sure to be an enjoyable afternoon for all. Jakar Gardens is a beautiful private garden perfect for your wedding ceremony. Originally established in the 1970s and added to with love ever since Jakar Gardens boasts a touch of class. At the centre of our outdoor functions, is our Beer Garden & Courtyard, both of which lead to many whimsical areas of the garden that will tickle the young at heart. Expanding, over the course of 10 years since first opening, there are now many places to wander & enjoy the gardens. 

Garden Size

1.5 acres allow 1-2 hours for your visit.


We can host wedding parties up to 100 with seating for up to 60 people. There are small, medium and large wedding areas available within the garden and grounds. There is an unlicensed outdoor bar and picnic table seating available which means you can BYO drinks and make use of our refrigeration unit. The Gardens can also be hired just for your wedding photos! (in case you choose to get married elsewhere but love the gardens for a shoot)


  • Price
    Garden groups $3 per person, group visits and a hot drink $6.50, group visits drinks and nibbles $10.50,
  • Parking
    Off-street parking for buses and coaches and cars.
  • Wheelchair Access
    Yes, the grounds are wheelchair friendly. We have a disabled toilet.
  • Dogs allowed?
    No thanks.
  • Food available?
    Enjoy High Tea in our picturesque gardens in true Victorian style. Our High Tea package includes china, sandwiches, cakes and scones with jam & cream with a fresh fruit platter in your package garden walk with plenty to explore. Set up and clean up, indoor option if wet, background music.
  • Picnics
    Yes, we are happy for you to bring your own picnic.
  • Children allowed?
    We have a unique playground for children from ages 1 –8 years.
  • Toilets?
    We have toilet facilities available. as well as a disabled toilet.
  • Seating
    There is seating around the grounds to sit and relax.
  • Plants/Sales
    Sometimes we have plants available. Concrete statues and garden ornaments are also available.
  • Function Center?
    The function room itself can be dressed to suit most occasions. Indoor weddings, receptions, work conferences, kids Discos, Dinner & Dance parties.
  • Guided Tours
    We are happy to greet and take our visitors around the grounds.


39 Hedley Rd, Seadown , South Canterbury

The gate is 200 meters from the state highway 1 turn off, look for the garden sign.