The Maitland Garden Ramble has sprouted another success, according to a delighted Black and White Committee.
Garden coordinator Helen Hoyle said the committee was blown away by the response and believe they had a record number of visitors.
"It has been absolutely amazing. We can't believe the crowds," she said.
The two-day event gave green thumbs and garden lovers the opportunity to wander through a selection of eight gorgeous gardens including the historic Anambah House.
This will be the 36th consecutive year of the Maitland Garden Ramble, which has become one of the most popular horticultural events in the region.
Ms Hoyle said the weekend event saw thousands of people through the eight gardens, some coming as far as Singleton.
"We are well up [from previous years]. Saturday is always busier than Sunday," she said.
"We had some big numbers. The people who come along are true garden lovers."
The gardens were located at Windella, Largs, Anambah, Old Bolwarra and East Maitland.
"We've been so blessed with the rain on the lead up to the Garden Ramble. We tried to showcase the Maitland with the route," she said.
"It's great for the town. We are absolutely thrilled."
All money raised goes to Vision Australia Hunter Division.
"We've had so many wonderful comments. We are always looking for gardens to add to the ramble so people should get in touch with us," Ms Hoyle said.
"There are 20 of us on the committee. It's a team effort. We all do our part. It's been going for 36 years but I think it will go for another 36."