Bienvenue to ‘Stars in the Garden’ – we are thrilled to invite you to this year’s event. Let’s share the joie de vivre and whimsy of lunchtime in France as you immerse yourself in the garden of hosts, Melanie and Robert Champion de Crespigny, and enjoy a relaxed afternoon of delicious food and wine, surrounded by flowers and good company.

A decadent menu from Out in the Paddock awaits you, perfectly paired with premium wines from our friends at Maxwell Wines. Fabulous auctions and other fundraising opportunities will abound, as well as the opportunity to win un prix spectaculaire in this year’s lottery – ooh la la!

Above all, this is an opportunity to join Youth Opportunities as we raise critical funds to provide and grow our services to support those in our community who need it the most, together we can invest into the future of South Australia. Through the work of Youth Opportunities, young people are provided with the opportunity to turn their lives around, positively impacting their families and communities.

Whether this is your first time attending ‘Stars in the Garden’ or you’re a seasoned participant, please whet your appetite for the coming event by watching the 2022 highlights in the video below:

2022 Stars in the Garden Highlights


Proudly presented by:

Jan Owen | Guest Speaker

Introducing our 2023 Stars in the Garden guest speaker: Jan Owen AM. Jan’s achievements and accolades in the youth sector in Australia are highly regarded and she is a fantastic addition to this year’s luncheon.

Jan is a respected social entrepreneur, innovator, and child and youth advocate who has unconditionally dedicated most of her working life to social change. Jan amazingly continues to encourage young people to give back and invest their talents in their communities and things they are passionate about.

With a vision of an inclusive, imaginative, and courageous world, Jan has been the recipient of many awards including named one of Australia’s True Leaders in 2018; the Inaugural Australian Financial Review and Westpac Woman of Influence in 2012 for leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship; membership to the Order of Australia in 2000 for services to the Australian community; is a Peter Drucker Foundation Fellow; and RSA Fellow.

The former CEO for the Foundation for Young Australians, amongst her many credentials, Jan currently serves on the Boards of Cool Australia; Global Village Schools; Innovation Unit Australia and New Zealand; Save the Children Impact Fund; World Economic Forum, Global Future Council on Education and Skills.

Jan’s presence at this year’s lunch will promote deeper thought and conversation, inspiring all guests to continue to support young people to thrive, to benefit and enrich the global community.

Register for the wait list below

Thank you for your interest in attending the 2023 Stars in the Garden luncheon. We have had an outstanding response to this year’s invitation and the event is now sold out. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list, please complete the form below and a Youth Opportunities staff member will be in touch within two business days.

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Other Event Information

Dress code

Day dress and lounge suit. Part of the event will be held on lawn and as such, stiletto heels are discouraged.

Car parking

Limited parking is available on Edwin Terrace and on surrounding streets


This is a cash-free event. All on-day purchases may be made electronically via EFT or through a tap and go system.

Please be advised that the property is smoke and drug free.