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Buderim Garden Club

Buderim Garden Club

Buderim Garden Club Inc.

Buderim Garden Club


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, Crn. Church & Main Streets 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: $30, 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


or Email and give your details and we will be in contact.

Email Addresses:

Photographic Competition Email:

Newsletter Email:



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.

 INSURANCE advice:

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

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

Volunteers Accident Insurance (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 below and under the FLOWERS heading above.

Members are responsible for arranging their exhibits in Club bottles and jars which are provided.

Monthly Photography Competition: For Entry details, see below, and under the PHOTOS heading 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.
Ask a committee member who will give you a 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 under the CREW heading on the website.


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 is online under the heading FESTIVAL.
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 fourth Friday of the month 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 monthly and contains details of meeting venues, speakers, forthcoming events, garden workshops, tours and other items of interest to members. Email:


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.


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).

7 - One stem of bract (e.g., bougainvillea, poinsettia)

8 - Rhizomes and tubers.

9 - Orchids.

10 - Cut of foliage, leaf or piece.

11- Flower from a native plant, tree or shrub.

12- Class for camellias, azaleas, bulbs and hibiscus when in season

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 - size of image minimum 1MB 
Upload entries by CLICKING HERE 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 under the PHOTOS heading,

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. March: Texture: Can be bark of tree, veins on a leaf but not whole bush / tree, tree roots.  April: Cacti. May: Fungi, algae, moss on rocks,  (Local garden, countryside.)  June: Colours of Autumn: Rust, yellow, red, brown. July: Seed heads, flower heads, (Remnants of Flower) August: Visitors to the garden.  Sept: Australian Flora.

Remember - Closing date for February is Monday,  31st January, Closing date for March is February 28, Closing date for April is March 31, Closing date for May is April 30, Closing date for June is May 31, Closing date for July is June 30, Closing date for August is July 31, Closing date for September is August 30, Festival will be held on 21-23 October.


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” is available through John Lyon, President, Buderim Garden Club, on Email   or Mobile: 0477 611 819

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