Buderim Garden Club

Buderim Garden Club

Buderim Garden Club Inc.


Patron: Marjorie Van Roy

The Buderim Garden Club was founded in 1946 and 2021 marks the 75th anniversary of the Club.  It welcomes residents of Buderim and adjoining districts as new members.  Visitors are welcome at the monthly meetings held at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, 2 Main St. Buderim.


As a community organisation, the Club is affiliated with the Buderim War Memorial Community Association Inc. (BWMCA),
The Garden Clubs of Australia Inc., The Queensland Council of Garden Clubs, 

 and the Friends of the Maroochy Regional Botanic Garden.

The Club is managed by a Management Committee, elected at the AGM. 

Current Committee Members and Helpers are listed below.

Initial membership fee: $25, which includes name badge.

Membership is renewed on or before the October meeting.
No charge for monthly meetings.

                            Postal Address:         PO Box 626 Buderim Queensland 4556

Mobile Phone     : 0448 714 561

Email Address   : buderimgardenclub@gmail.com

Website:    www.buderimgardenclub.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/BuderimGardenClub/

    Members can post on the Facebook page.

Online banking details: Bendigo Bank: BSB 633 108
General account: 156 313 850  Tours account: 156 314 106
Privacy: Members can opt out of having images of themselves in publications, by letting the photographer know.

Buderim Garden Club Activities

MONTHLY MEETINGS:  Commence at 2.00 p.m. on the second Friday of each month, February to November, in the Buderim War Memorial Hall.  The meetings focus on education through discussion and interacting with informative guest and member  speakers and building a strong community through socialisation.


Guest Speakers:  Cover a wide range of topics of interest to members.


Flower Competition:  Entry details, see below.  Members are responsible for arranging their exhibits in Club bottles and jars which are provided.


Monthly Photography Competition:  Entry details, see below.


 Library:  Members are welcome to borrow books on various garden topics, the latest gardening magazines, and DVDs of garden interest.


Afternoon tea:  The club supplies coffee, tea, milk and sugar.  Members are asked to bring a plate of food to share and their own mug.


Plant Information:  Rod Nicholls and many members are happy to give advice.


Quality Plant Stall:  At each meeting a quality plant stall is conducted by 2 Garden Club members. Other members may sell up to 2 quality plants per meeting on this stall  with 10% commission from all sales donated to the Club. 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:  Management Committee members for the following year are elected at the AGM held at 2.00 p.m. on the second Friday in November, in the Buderim War Memorial Hall. 

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS:  Management Committee members meet at 9.00 a.m. on the last Tuesday of each month.  Management Committee members for 2020 are listed under the heading CREW above.

BUDERIM GARDEN FESTIVAL:  This educational event occurs annually.  In 2020 the Festival will be held over 16-18 October
The Festival includes a Flower Show in the Buderim War Memorial Hall which features competitive displays for flowers, container plants, floral art, bonsai, a children’s section and flora photography. The Show is open to members and the public. A detailed show schedule will be available midyear, online.  Market stalls will sell plants and garden products on the adjacent lawns, including a BGC plant stall and members are asked to contribute plants, suitably labelled.  Several Open Gardens in Buderim will be presented for public viewing, information and sharing of knowledge.

EDUCATIONAL GARDEN WORKSHOPS:  Hands-on gardening is enjoyed informally in members’ gardens, sharing local knowledge, experience, plant cuttings and a cuppa.  Workshops are announced at monthly meetings with a reminder sent via email.

TOURS:  Day coach tours are organised through the year to special gardens, garden events and places of interest.  Details are announced at monthly meetings and are published in the Newsletter and/or on the Website under TOURS

SHEDDERS:  A group of Club volunteers care for the gardens surrounding the Buderim War Memorial Hall.  They meet on every third Friday, from 4:00pm.


PIONEER COTTAGE GARDEN:  Monthly maintenance of this garden is on every 2nd Monday, 6.00 a.m. summer, 6.30 a.m. when days get shorter.


NEWSLETTER:  The Newsletter is issued monthly and contains details of meeting venues, speakers, forthcoming events, garden workshops, tours and other items of interest to members.


WEBSITE & FACEBOOK:  Information about all Garden Club events can be found on the Club website.  The Facebook page is for sharing photos, articles, gardening news relating to Buderim Garden Club.  Members who do not wish images of themselves to be included in the Club’s electronic or printed media, must advise the photographer and the Club secretary.



Competition months are February to October.  Entries are restricted to 2 per member in any Class, with a maximum of 10 entries per member in each monthly competition.  Entries must be placed for judging before 1.45 p.m
Helpers are on hand to assist members in preparing exhibits, please ask.

If there is only 1 entry in a particular section, it will be placed in another appropriate section at the discretion of the table manager. 
The judges’ decisions are final.  Points are awarded:  3 for First and 1 for Second.

Highest aggregate points in Classes 1-10 will be awarded the Buderim Garden Club Perpetual Trophy, at the AGM. 
An encouragement trophy is also presented.


1.  Competition months are February to September.

2.  Entries to be photos taken anywhere in the world, by member competitor.

4.  Three entries per member for each monthly competition.

5.  Entries will be digital, emailed to buderimphotos@gmail.com  to be received by the  end of each calendar month i.e. Jan 31st for February competition.

6.  Rules are provided upon request, displayed on the noticeboard and on the website,

7.  Points are awarded: 3 for First, 2 for Second, 1 for Third.Judges’ decision is final.  Highest aggregate points will be awarded the Buderim Garden Club Perpetual Photography Trophy, at the AGM, with a photo frame presented to second.

Monthly topics:

Feb:Close-up of flower, foliage and/or fungi.
:Hanging Basket.
:Garden scene- public or private.
June:Autumn Colours.
July:Visitors to the garden.
:Art in the garden.
:Productive gardens and/or edibles.

Oct: Festival schedule

The Club can be contacted via email on: buderimgardenclub@gmail.com
or phone 0448 714 561


This garden has been maintained by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and the Buderim Garden Club as a tribute to the famous Australian landscape gardener, Edna Walling, who lived in Buderim in the later years of her life. 
The Sunshine Coast Regional Council will continue to monitor this garden

BGC article for BWMCA newsletter July 2016

Buderim Garden Club, Qland, established in 1946, is celebrating 70 years of  'Friendship in Gardening' throughout the year. 

We started by decorating a float (complete with a tiered cake)  for the Australia Day parade and we won 1st prize!

To commemorate the year, the Club decided to make a gift of $10,000 to the Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens who are celebrating their 20th birthday. We have been a donor to the Botanic Gardens since their inception and members feel a close bond with these gardens right on Buderim’s doorstep. The cheque was presented to Friends of MRBBG  Secretary  Bob Ducrou at the May meeting of the garden club by Club President Teddy Gove in the presence of over 100 members. In thanking us for the generous donation, Mr Ducrou said that the money would be used for the further development of the Whip Bird Walk which is a major attraction for children visiting the gardens. Mr Ducrou told the meeting that, when the many man-hours of the Friends’ volunteers were taken into account, the value of the donation would be multiplied many times over.


Thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Buderim Foundation, we have ordered over 300 stock tubes of the Buderim Banksia or Banksia spinulosa with Manawee Garden Centre. These will be gifted to members and local community organisations and will then be planted out into local gardens and parks. 
In June, a group is cruising down the Murray River – celebrating in style of course!

On August 26th, we'll have a 70th Anniversary Lunch in the Buderim Memorial Hall. And over the weekend of 15th and 16th October, our annual Buderim Garden Festival will attract many gardeners and interested spectators.

We welcome visitors to join us for a wonderful year in the Buderim Garden Club!
Details can be found on www.buderimgardenclub.com

Bev Schouten

"Gardens of Buderim" book and the Buderim Garden Club 2019 calendar are on sale!

“Gardens of Buderim” (RRP of $26.95) is now on sale at Manawee Garden Centre and at the Old Post Office-Buderim.

Contact John Lyon, President, Buderim Garden Club, on Email john.lyon1@bigpond.com  or Mobile: 0448714561 to order copies.

This book was presented by our local MP, Mr Brent Michelberg to the QLD Parliamentary Library.