Buderim Garden Club Inc.

The town of Buderim was named after the Banksia Spinulosa collina, (commonly known as the Buderim Banksia or Hairpin Banksia), which grew along Buderim’s lower slopes when the area was being settled.  This year, the Buderim Garden Club will be celebrating its 70th anniversary with a commemorative lunch on 26th August. Thanks to a grant from the Buderim Foundation, there will be a distribution of the Buderim Banksia plant to all garden club members and to organisations who will help to establish more of this beautiful plant in Buderim.

At the Australia Day parade, the BGC’s decorated float featuring large 70 figures won 1st prize with around 20  Garden Club members walking behind.

As an extra “70 years” celebration, a BGC group are going on a Murray River cruise in June,  and a Buderim Garden Book is currently being compiled with stories of gardening “on Buderim”.

So far this year, there have been 16 new members, resulting in over 221 financial members.

Our activities are very diverse.

Volunteers enjoy monthly working bees at the Edna Walling gardens, and the “Garden Shedders” potter in the gardens adjacent to the Buderim Memorial Hall. We enjoy at least 3 Bus trips and 3 workshops a year

At the monthly meetings there’s a borrowing Library of Gardening books and magazines, a Seed Bank, a Cut Flower competition, a digital Photographic competition, and there is always a shared afternoon tea to round off a very pleasant afternoon – all free.

For sale we have plants, jams, honey, chutneys and of course raffle tickets.  Manawee Nursery is a major contributor of our raffle prizes and Marjorie van Roy is our Patron. The annual Buderim Garden Festival will be held on 15th and 16th October this year at the Buderim War Memorial  Hall, and comprises the Spring Flower Show, Six Open Gardens and a quality Plant Market.

Visitors are always welcome to meetings, and details and photos of the Club’s events can be seen on www.buderimgardenclub.com      Bev Schouten