Buderim Garden Festival!

Buderim bursts into Spring!

Every year in October, as the sun-kissed landscapes of Buderim burst forth with a Springtime kaleidoscope of colours, scents, and textures, the Buderim Garden Festival emerges as a testament to the region’s rich horticultural heritage and the dedication of its passionate gardeners.

Experience the Enchantment of Buderim Garden Festival!

In 2023 the 74th Buderim Garden Festival showcased an explosion of horticultural wonders, drawing a record-breaking crowd from October 13-15. 

This historic event, rooted deeply in the community since 1975, flaunted Buderim’s best gardens and breathtaking flower arrangements, captivating the hearts of green thumbs across the Sunshine Coast.

John Lyon, the president of the Buderim Garden Club, proudly articulated the town’s enduring love affair with gardening, which continues to foster a sense of unity and tradition.

 “The festival has become a beacon, attracting a myriad of visitors from across the state, each basking in the stunning diversity of beautiful gardens that our area is renowned for,” John Lyon said.

Celebrants of the festival were treated to an opening spectacle at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, which also served as a gateway to the delightful Buderim Village Park. 

Here, attendees witnessed the unveiling of a new arbour—an emblem of the Garden Club’s generous community contributions. 

Supported by the diligent fundraising efforts of the club and key community figures, the arbour stands as a tribute to Buderim’s rich horticultural tapestry.

Marion Upston, the festival’s photography coordinator, painted a vibrant picture of the club’s dynamic community. 

“We are a blossoming group of around 250 members, each united by a profound admiration for gardening in its myriad forms,” she shared. 

Echoing this sentiment, the festival emanated a spirit of inclusivity and camaraderie, where each member and visitor contributed to the event’s blooming success.

Through a confluence of lush landscapes, botanical brilliance, and a waterfall of community support, the 2023 Buderim Garden Festival has firmly cemented itself as a crowning jewel in the cultural calendar of the Sunshine Coast, celebrating 74 glorious years of gardening excellence and community spirit.

Plants for sale
Friday Night Market

 

Artwork on show
Sculptured Gardens

 

Buderim gardener showcase
Open gardens

 

Our Signature Event

This is the Club’s signature event with markets, displays, competitions and open gardens, spanning three days.

Whether you are a green-thumb enthusiast, an plant aficionado, or simply seeking a rejuvenating wander through beautiful gardens, the festival promises an memorable experience that resonates with nature’s resplendent tapestry and human ingenuity.

Over Three Big Days

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Friday Twilight Plant Market

Outside the Buderim Memorial Hall from 3pm – 7pm, pick up fresh new plants of every variety, to give your garden and home a new look for Spring.

From 4pm we open the Spring Flower Show and Photographic Display in the Hall too!

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Saturday & Sunday Plant Markets & much more

If getting in early on friday evening is not your thing, we have stalls and displays open in the grounds outside the Hall. Satiate  your green-thumbs and grab some new Spring colour. Feast your eyes on the spectacular entries in the Flower Show and more inside the Hall.

In the Craft Cotttage, the Sculptured Garden exhibition showcases the talents of local artists, with much art and craft for sale.

Across in the Anglican Church is a divinely-inspired Floral Display, open to the public.

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Local Garden Showcase

Purchase a ticket and gain entry to Open Gardens around the Buderim Mountain, where you can discover design ideas and horticultural secrets of the region’s best gardeners.

The ticket gives you access to all areas of the festival including the gardens. Numbers are limited, so it makes sense to pre-order yours asap. Click the link below.

Our local gardeners work hard to produce plants and photos that will score them accolades and trophies each year. We publsih the details on our Facebook page, but here’s a couple of snaps showing that winners are grinners in 2023!