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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 Co-opted Helpers are listed under the heading CREW above.


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: Secretary at Buderim Garden Club

Events Email:

Photographic Competition Email: Photographs At Buderim Garden Club



Members can post on the Facebook page.

Online banking details: Bendigo Bank: BSB 633 000

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.



The BGC has Public Liability Insurance cover through Gardens Clubs of Australia.

BGC has public liability insurance for members to the amount of $20 mil.

Public liability for Volunteers (under 85 yrs. old) to the amount $10 mil.



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

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

Monthly Photography Competition: Entry details, see under Photos above.

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: Many members are happy to give advice. Just ask a committee member who will give you the best person's name,
or inquire at the service desk.

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, at 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 2021 are listed on the CREW heading above.


BUDERIM GARDEN FESTIVAL: This educational event occurs annually. In 2021, being BGC’s 75th Anniversary, the Festival will be held over 15-17 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 stall holders 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 fourth Friday, from 3:30pm.

COMMUNITY GARDEN GROUP: Monthly maintenance of OPO garden (or other gardens as organised), on every 3rd Monday,
6.00 a.m. summer, 6.30 a.m. when days get shorter.


NEWSLETTER: The Newsletter is issued bi-monthly and contains details of meeting venues, speakers, forthcoming events, garden workshops, tours and other items of interest to members. Contributions to the Editor are welcome. Email to newsletter AT


WEBSITE & FACEBOOK: Information/Photos about all Garden Club events can be found on the Club website.
The Website & 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.

Class   1 - Rose -single stem.

2 - Single flower (any variety).

3 - Multiple flowers (any variety).

4 - Container of flowers, (minimum 6 stems 1 variety).

5 - Flower from a shrub (other than a native).

6 - Flower from a vine (other than a native).



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 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. March: Hanging Basket. April: Garden

Scene - public or private. May: Ferns. June: Autumn Colours. July: Visitors to the garden.

August: Art in the garden. Sept: Australian Flora/Grasses.


The Club can be contacted via email on:
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

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

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

Contact John Lyon, President, Buderim Garden Club, on Email president at Buderim Garden Club  or Mobile: 0448714561 to order copies.

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