THE SUN shone on gardens around the Highlands for a great weekend focused on the outdoors.
The annual Home and Garden Show was held at Bong Bong Racecourse and featured more than 150 exhibitors.
Special guests included designer Barry Du Bois from Channel Ten's The Living Room, and Andrew Loader and Michael Galvin from award-winning interior design company Andrew Loader Design.
Celebrity garden author Indira Naidoo gave a talk on Saturday about her recent book The Edible City, and several other presentations and activities aimed at providing garden hints and tips were available across the event's three stages.
Horticulture teacher Dianne Ellis from TAFE Illawarra's Moss Vale campus said the Home and Garden Show also provided a great opportunity for her students.
"We've got TAFE students helping to man the stand here and provide help and assistance to people who come by," she said.
"We're also here to promote the Australian Institute of Horticulture workshops that we're holding in the stall and provide information about all of the courses we have at TAFE."
While Bong Bong Racecourse hosted many a green thumb over the weekend, two particularly green visitors could not be outdone.
The King and Queen of Green from Wingecarribee Shire Council and Snook the Royal Chook were spreading the word about the council's composting incentive for locals.
"The council is giving compost bins away to local residents as part of a grant," the King said.
Those in the Wingecarribee Shire council area who would like to qualify for a compost bin can sign up for a free home composting workshop at Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre.
For more details on the composting initiative, call waste education project officer Esther Landells on 4868 0507.