The Buderim Garden Club is a very active group with around 200 members who attend monthly meetings with interesting Speakers, and also hear chats about plants and gardening in general – e.g. different carrot colours, peculiarities of dragon fruit, and how to grow Rosellas and then make Rosella jam (and sample some at afternoon tea time).
There’s a Library of general Gardening books and magazines, a Seed Bank, general plants for sale, jams and chutneys for sale, a Cut Flower competition – which has become an “Enter and Show” event, with the winning entries being paraded around the hall. Entries have increased! The Photographic competition is gaining in popularity too, and there is always a shared afternoon tea to round off a very pleasant afternoon.
Meetings are held in the Buderim War Memorial Hall, cnr. of Main and Church Streets, Buderim, at 2:00 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month (excluding December and January).
Volunteers enjoy monthly working bees at the Edna Walling gardens, and another group (the “Garden Shedders”) work at the gardens adjacent to the Buderim Memorial Hall, involving the maintenance of the front flower beds and replanting with decorative, perennial plants.
Bus trips and festive lunches are high on the Agenda, and a Buderim Garden Book is currently being compiled with stories of gardening “on Buderim”.
The annual Buderim Garden Festival is on a weekend in October at the Buderim War Memorial Hall. This involves the Spring Flower Show, Six Open Gardens and a quality Plant Market.
The BGC website www.buderimgardenclub.com has details and photos of the many events.
It’s worth a look.
Enquiries can be directed to 0448 714 561 or email [email protected]