Buderim Garden Club

Buderim Garden Club

Edna Walling Memorial  Garden

The Edna Walling Garden group met in August to carry out their monthly maintenance of the Garden. It desperately needs rain but at least there were no weeds. Sunshine Coast Council Parks Community Support Officer Trevor Bartholdt paid the group a visit to see how things are going. Pictured are Arch Cook, Richard Scott, Maxina Williams, Bev Robertson, Trevor Bartholdt, Ken Evans, Heather Scott and Group Co-ordinator Lindsay Robertson.

 

The Edna Walling Memorial Garden is located at the entrance to the Buderim Forest Park, at the end of Quorn Ct., Buderim. 

Lindsay Robinson heads up the dedicated little group which meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6.30 am in the cooler months. In May we were pleased to welcome new Club member Ken Waugh to the group and we planted some Liriope (a variegated ornamental grass) and carried out general maintenance. We now have access to the Council store room so we can put out some witches hats for our safety and we are also able to store our hose there, which is a considerable improvement on the bucket brigade we’ve had to make do with previously.

Enquiries : Lindsay Robertson 5456 1268

                                       

Edna Walling history and story

The ABC produced a wonderful article on Edna Walling in 2011, her timeline, gardens she designed, quotes from people she knew and other items about this remarkable woman. Click on www.abc.net.au/walling for this great article and information on her.

Thanks to former President, Gwyneth Sadgrove and her husband Robert who approached the council for land to develop this garden memorial, and Mr. Eaton, Rita's husband who did much of the early planting, we now have a lasting memorial to this great lady who designed some of the most wonderful gardens in Australia in the early part of the 20th Century.  Gardens for Dame Nellie Melba and Dame Elizabeth Murdoch to name just a couple.  She spent the last 6 years of her life in Buderim in Bendles.

 

The Little Girl Who Loved Donkeys

This sweet little book is available in the BGC library. It is written by Esme Johnstone and is a personal account of Edna Walling's life. It is worth reading this little gem.