Buderim Garden Club in the Community

Caring for our Town

The Buderim Garden Club has taken on the task of maintaining and beautifying the grounds about key community assets in Buderim.

These include “The Shedders” who volunteer to care for the gardens around the Memorial Hall who meet every 4th Friday at 3:30pm.

Plus the Community Garden Group who care for the OPO gardens every 3rd Monday 6am in Summer and 6:30 when days get shorter.

Meet us

Buderim War Memorial Hall
2 pm, 2nd Friday,  Feb. to Nov.

Call Us

0448 714 561 Club President


Beautification of Buderim

More than just enjoy working in their own gardens, the Club and  members of the Buderim Garden Club have donated much in the way of funds and time towards the beautification of Buderim. The benefits to all of the community are celebrated by visitors’ comments on how beautiful and green Buderim looks!

From planting Callistemon Trees along King Street and Main Street to the breathtaking Expo Gold Xanthostemons during Australia’s Bi-Centenary, our club has played a vital role in making Buderim a lush and vibrant haven.

As we reflect on our history, we find moments of generous contributions, even in times of economic challenges. Our dedication to enhancing Buderim’s charm has been unwavering, and we have cherished every opportunity to add beauty to our town’s landscape.


Join our green-thumbed Volunteers

“The Shedders” are a wonderful group of volunteers who lovingly tend to the gardens around the Memorial Hall. They gather every 4th Friday at 3:30 pm, working together to create a vibrant and welcoming space for all to enjoy. Join them as they sow the seeds of care and friendship!

The Community Garden Group is another group of passionate individuals who tend to the OPO gardens.

Every 3rd Monday, they come together at 6 am in the summer months, and at 6:30 am as the days get shorter, to nurture the beauty of Buderim.

Be a part of this incredible journey and witness the magic of nature unfold in our community!

A Legacy of Giving

Over the years, we have generously donated to various projects and initiatives that have left an enduring mark on Buderim’s scenery. From supporting Foote Sanctuary to landscaping the Buderim Ambulance Station, every donation has been a testament to our love for our town.

Our commitment extends to educational institutions too. To commemorate our 50th year, we donated funds to the Sunshine Coast University for the establishment of a garden in the Library Precinct. This garden stands as a symbol of our enduring legacy of care and nurture.

In total, from 1980 to 2001, we have donated a grand sum of $20,140 towards the “Beautification of Buderim.” Every dollar invested has been an investment in the heart and soul of our town!

Join our green-hearted community as we continue to cherish and enrich the beauty of Buderim, creating a legacy that will flourish for generations to come! Let’s grow together!

 

 

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Donations made between 2019 – 2023

From 2001 to 2023 a total of $77,803 was donated by BGC towards the “Beautification of Buderim”

2019   The BGC donated $447 to BWMCA memorial hall garden maintenance.

2020       No donations due to Covid-19.

2021 The BGC donated $10,000 towards installation of Infrastructure in the Buderim Village Park – An Arbour  tribute to the 75 years of members of the Buderim Garden Club (BCC) and the Buderim War Memorial Community Association (BWMCA), also donated $5,000 towards the project.  The BGC gained a major grant from the SCC ($21,668.00 & Local councillor contribution of $5,000). The Arbour is to include historic photos outlining the history of Buderim

2022 The BGC increased donation by of another $7,000 toward the installation of the Buderim Village Park Arbour which was delayed due to COVID, which in turn has saw an increase to construction/materials costs (initial cost of $46,000 to $60,000). The Arbour was completed in December 2022. 

2023     The final stage of the Arbour was completed (History photos and timeline horticulture history  of Buderim) and was officially opened at the Buderim Garden Festival in October 2023. The BGC donated another $2000,  along with a Brent Mickelberg MP  grantof  $2800 and SCC grant of $5000.

Donations made between 2002 – 2018

2002

Various donations towards BWMCA other Buderim Gardens $1,500

2003

  1. Grants to Buderim Forest $1740 (Maroochy Council)
  2. Bloomhill garden $555
  3. Wirreanda Park $5000 (Maroochy Council)

2004

Martin’s creek beautification $1606 (Maroochy Council)

2006

Memorial Hall Plants (BWMCA) $750

2007

  1. BWMCA Hall seats repaint $350
  2. Buderim Mountain State School gardens $499

2008

  1. Buderim Scout Hall garden renovation’s $275
  2. Botanic Gardens Arbour $7574 (Maroochy Council)

2009

Botanic garden plaque (arbour) $324 (Maroochy Council)

2010

  1. During this year BGC made a grant of $1,600 to the Buderim Historical society to pay for suitable gates in the three-bar fence around the Pioneer cottage. A plaque on one of the gates acknowledges the gift (BWMCA).
  2. The committee has made “in principle ” commitments to contribute to the development of, Buderim community park” and also to bringing back to Buderim the restored Kraus locomotive, which ran on the old Buderim-Palmwoods tramway.

2011

Chevallum State School garden $72

2012

  1. Buderim Foundation $5,000
  2. Memorial Hall (BWMCA) gardens $3,000

 

2014

The BGC approves the expenditure of $1500 for the construction of a memorial seat and plaque $120, in honour of Colin Campbell our past Patron in park/green near the Memorial Hall.

2015

  1. This year BGC donated $1000 to the BWMCA and Craft Cottage Precinct Project. That area is looking particularly attractive these days and is an asset to Buderim. BGC have spent funds on plants, fertiliser and mulch for the Colin Campbell garden and the gardens around the hall ($250).
  2. BGC made a donation of $250 to Foote Sanctuary to assist with the purchase and planting of new plants after the relocation of the memorial stone to a more user-friendly area for the Remembrance Day ceremony.

2016

  1. BGC major donation in their 70th anniversary year to the beautification of Buderim was a $10, 000 donation to the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens to go to the further development of their Whipbird Walk Project. The project aims to provide an area with in the gardens where children can explore, discover and respond to what they find. It was the MRBBG 20th Anniversary this year.
  2. Also donated $641 to the BWMCA as a share payment of the concrete path in front of the Colin Campbell seat where the grass had been worn away by pedestrians.

2018

  1. During 2018 the BGC donated $2000 to BWMCA for Buderim tree lighting project (being held up by council red tape).
  2. Foote Sanctuary was given $500 towards tree replacement project.
  3. In conjunction with the Buderim Lions club the BGC gave $1000 towards Chappy Dave’s Garden project @ Buderim Mountain SS, and carried out plantings for the project.
  4. The BGC constructed and planted the new David Edwards memorial garden/seat @ hall. The Men’s Shed, BWMCA, Friends of Buderim & the Buderim Foundation also made contributions towards the project. The BGC Shedder’s group will now maintain this garden.