Buderim Garden Club

Buderim Garden Club

buderim garden festival in the rain

Here are some initial photos of the Festival. The Cut Flower competition displayed wonderful blooms, the Photography competition showcased some interesting subjects, the Quality Plant marketers sold many plants and the display in St Mark's church of wedding memorabilia was worth a visit.
The Sculptured Garden exhibition sold many items, the organised 12 bus groups all turned up - some missed a couple of gardens in the wet, but they mainly agreed that it was a good day out.  Generally, most people were thankful for the rain rather than the inconvenience of it.
The Scouts "Festival Cafe" did a roaring trade, and the free mini buses transported people to the Open Gardens (courtesy of the Bendigo Bank).
Trophy winners received their prizes at the Opening ceremony on Saturday afternoon.
The Raffle with 11 excellent prizes was drawn at 2.30pm Saturday. The winners were phoned and the prizes distributed.
Festival photos (and results) will be available soon: click on the Photos segment in the above ribbon.

Displays advertising our Festival - at Nambour Qld Expo,  the old Buderim Post Office and the Buderim Bendigo Bank windows.

Festival Tickets are now available at the old Buderim Post Office, the Buderim Bendigo Community Bank, Manawee Garden Centre, and Buderim Newsagency.  Tickets will be sold at the door of the Buderim War Memorial hall at opening times of 9 - 4 on Sat 14th and Sun 15th October.

Steve Wikman and John Lyon with manager Peter McDonnell with their window display at the Buderim Bendigo Bank in Burnett St., Buderim.


Buderim Garden Festival Co-Ordinators

Festival Co-Ordinators Teddy Gove and John Lyon
Show Steward John Sargaison
Open Gardens John Lyon
Plant Stalls Shirley McDonald
Publicity Bev Schouten
Equipment  Robin Porter
Secretary Monika Stinton

 Photo shows Shirley, Monika, Bev, John S., John L. and Teddy.  Absent is Robin Porter (he was OS at the time).


Over the weekend of 14th and 15th October, the annual Buderim Garden Festival will attract many gardeners and interested spectators from around the state. This Festival will centre around the Buderim War Memorial Hall (corner of Main and Church Streets, Buderim) with a competitive Spring Flower Show of Cut Flowers, Hanging Baskets, Bonsai Plants, Photographs and Children’s entries.  This year, the colour “red” is being featured, as exemplified by the red geranium, and the Festival falls within the National Garden Week of October 8th – 14th.
Adjacent to the hall, there will be a Quality Plant Market selling Mixed Garden Plants, Bromeliads, Gerberas, Orchids, Staghorns & Ferns, Sub-tropicals, Geraniums, Cottage Garden Plants, Begonias, Garden Novelties, Cacti and Succulents. 

There will be exclusive access to Open Gardens in the Buderim area which are selected to showcase the diversity in size and style of gardening in our area. This year there will be 7 gardens at 6 venues, and visitors will be able to see these Open Gardens without traffic and parking problems via a small bus. 

A Festival ticket for the above is $15.00, or $2 to the hall entry and surrounds. These will be available at Manawee Nursery, the old Buderim P.O., Buderim Newsagent or Bendigo Bank Buderim. We welcome bus groups, and a discount to $12 is available for pre-booked groups of 10 or more. Book on 0448 714 561 or email [email protected]   

At the Craft Cottage adjacent to the Hall, Buderim’s potters and sculptors will present their exhibition “The Sculptured Garden.” which features sculpture for gardens, along with unique planters, outdoor wall art, and functional and decorative pottery. Next door is St Mark's church which will be decorated with wedding gowns, floral arrangements and memorabilia to celebrate their 100 yr anniversary this year.

Light refreshments will be available at the hall or the Craft Cottage, with the Buderim Village Green across the road being an ideal place to wander and picnic. 
We have two local co-sponsors -  the Manawee Garden Centre and the Buderim Bendigo Community Bank branch. Manawee Garden Centre is one of QLD's best nurseries, and is within walking distance from the Hall. 

The official opening is on Sat. 14th October at 2 pm.  On Sunday 15th, the Raffle will be drawn at 2.30 pm and the Festival will finish in the hall at 3pm.  Festival details and the Show Schedule are now on the website  www.buderimgardenclub.com  

Parking around the hall is always a problem, but this year, St Mary's catholic church, which is just a short distance (up the hill towards Mooloolaba on Mooloolaba Rd.), has kindly agreed that cars and small buses may use their car park on Saturday. The area will be used for church gowers on Sunday.  Please respect this generous offer.

Next year’s Festival will be held on October 20th and 21st 2018.  Please plan for this.