Activities at the Home & Garden Show:

There is so much going on at this years’ Home & Garden Show … here is just some of the exciting activities planned throughout the weekend. Click here to download the official programme.

family-dog-e1472192080914One of the key activities is the Fun Dog Show … all leashed dogs are welcome to attend and participate. We will be looking for the “Best Trick”, “Best Dressed” and “Best Overall” each day! Plus we will be on the look out for a ‘star’ who will become the Face of our Dog Lover’s Zone. To register your dog for the event, simply click here. We can’t wait to meet all the fur families out there! The Dog Lover’s Zone is once again sponsored by Dogue Country Retreat.

There will also be Tarot Reading for your pooch, Pet Portraits where you can get a great shot of your pooch and your family … all for a gold coin donation to the Cancer Council!

The Friends of the Wingecarribee Animal Shelter will also be at the event to answer any questions you may have about adopting a pet, micro-chipping and other information…. not to mention meeting some of the rescued dogs.

You can check out the obedience training techniques with Philip from BarkBusters during the demonstrations each day and put your hand up to be part of the action … all this will be taking place at the Dogue Pavilion.

Daily Simmark Energy Seminar Win a Complete Home Energy Assessment – Explore the latest in home energy solutions with the expert team from Simmark at our free daily energy seminar. Learn how you can  take control of your home energy costs with solar and home battery storage systems tailored to your property needs. Meet the Tesla Powerall 2 and see how locals have embraced home battery storage to reduce power bills. Get ready for Summer with the latest in energy efficient reverse cycle air conditioning systems. WIN one of 4 Compete Home Energy Assessments just by attending the Simmark Energy Seminar and take advantage of special savings for Home and Garden Show visitors. Speak to the experts in Electrical, Solar, Home Battery, Air Conditioning at the Simmark Energy Seminar.

FREE Garden Design Consult – looking to renovate or design your garden?  Then you can book a FREE 20 minute consultation with Angela from Urban and Rural Design…. one of Sydney’s leading garden designers. To lock in one of the limited time slots, simply email design@urbanrural.com.au with your preferred day and time and they will get back to you with confirmation and what to bring to the session. Check out their amazing talent at www.urbanandruraldesign.com.au … what a great way to get some ideas and inspriration from the experts!

Plant Clinic – bring along you sick, injured or dead plants and Justin the Constant Gardener will give you some tips and advice on how to help them recover or maybe what went wrong so you can avoid it again. You can also bring in a leaf, branch or even a photograph of the plant, tree or shrub that is the issue. The Plant Clinic will be at the Welby Garden Centre stand.

Cooking Demos – enjoy the free cooking demonstrations throughout the two days with the Two Country Cooks … plus learn how to make pasta at home with Philip and Bing Lee. All these events will take place on the Smeg cooking stage.

Live Painting – Corinne Dany, watercolour artist, will be at the Show throughout the weekend painting something beautiful in the Premium Marquee. She will also have pieces of art for sale but the one she will be working on during the Show will then be raffled to raise money for Cancer Council. Check it out and then be sure to buy a raffle ticket … Corinne also does commissions. Check out corinnedany.com

Guessing Competitions – you can win some great prizes by entering the guessing competitions at the Australian Horticultural Stand. If you can guess the name of a mystery plant you could win a $50.00 gift voucher from the Village Green Nursery Kangaroo Valley … or guess the number of beans (for kids) plus on Saturday  – guess the weight of the 2WP pruning equipment to win a DualKut secatuers  and on Sunday – Identify the mystery plant pests/diseases to win a gift basket of Eco Organic Garden products

Face Painting – always popular with the kids … they can select their perfect design plus get a free balloon animal! Too much fun to be had … plus mini jeep rides and jumping castle (paid activity)

Entertainment – throughout the weekend enjoy the sounds of Angus Murray in the Ruby’s Wine Bar and the anthems of Justin Reynolds in the Southern Highlands Brewing Beer Garden

Presentations – there is also a range of presentations and demonstrations happening throughout the weekend. To find out who will be there and the topics covered… click here