From the expert, to the keen gardener, to the young family, all hoped Albury's newest spring festival would continue to blossom.
Gardenesque, a two-day showcase of floral and gardening activities in Albury Botanic Gardens, proved a popular weekend pastime.
Guest speakers explored topics like bee keeping, worm farms, bonsai, floral styling and oyster mushrooms while there were also exhibits, live music, demonstrations and workshops.
A floral design competition received praise from the judges for the broad range of plants on display.
The event's name refers to a formal garden style that began in the early 1800s but, according to Gardening Australia's Jerry Coleby-Williams, remains timeless.
"People should be taught about the principles of gardenesque design now because it's still as relevant as it was 150 years ago," the festival guest said.
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Coleby-Williams said Albury Botanic Gardens had lived up to its reputation of being well planned and maintained.
"In terms of an arboretum it's a wonderful selection of trees and it really gives you an idea of the breadth of the plants that could be grown in this region," he said.
"it's really nice to see a place that is organic and growing.
"There's also a dynamism that's present in these gardens which a lot of regional botanic gardens could do well to copy."
The television presenter hoped Gardenesque would become a regular feature for Albury.
"I think when you see everything looking fresh and spring, it's a really lovely time to meet and be inspired about gardening and I give them full marks for what they've done," he said.
"Having an event like this stops people, it gets them to appreciate what they've got and look at it with different eyes."
Lyn Mullavey and Sally Christian, of Albury, looked around, made wreaths from natural materials and loved the idea of Gardenesque.
"If it could be an annual event it would be wonderful," Mrs Christian said.
Albury's Oliver Crossley, 5, and his younger sister Sabine, 3, checked out chickens, climbed tractors and found succulents to keep.
Their mother Renee said they came to the festival to get outside, see the flowers and make the most of a beautiful day.
"It's great, it brings everyone together, makes everyone come out," she said.
Gardenesque continues at Albury Botanic Gardens on Sunday, October 13, between 10am and 3pm.