Buderim Garden Club

Buderim Garden Club

The Club can be contacted via email on: buderimgardenclub@gmail.com
or phone 0448 714 561

club activities


Hands on gardening is enjoyed informally in members' gardens, sharing local knowledge, members' experience, plant cuttings, and a cuppa at the end of the morning. Workshops are announced at monthly meetings with a reminder sent via email.


A group of Club volunteers care for the gardens surrounding the Buderim War Memorial Hall, and also around the old Buderim Post Office. They meet on every third Friday from 4:00 pm.


Day coach tours are organised throughout the year to special gardens, garden events, nurseries and local places of interest. Details are announced at monthly meetings and are published in the Newsletter or on the Website under Tours.


Monthly maintenance of this garden are our tribute to the famous Australian landscape gardener, Edna Walling, who lived in Buderim in the later years of her life. Maintenance of this garden is shared by club volunteers and the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and are held on the third Monday morning of the month in 2019.

Pioneer Cottage Maintenance Group

This groups meets monthly to maintain the heritage cottage-style garden on the 1st Wednesday of each month
at the Cottage at 5 Ballinger Crescent, Buderim


A monthly electronic Newsletter is produced by Patricia James.
It contains details of meeting venues, speakers, forthcoming events, garden workshops, tours and other items of interest to members.


Information about Garden Club events can be found on this Club website, which is maintained by Bev Schouten.

The Facebook page is maintained by Noel Williams, and is for sharing photos, articles, gardening from our local area and club activities.
It is accessible as the 1st Link in the FB & Link menu on the top ribbon.

The Club can be contacted via email on: buderimgardenclub@gmail.com or phone 0448 714 561

Members who do not wish images of themselves to be included in the Club's electronic or printed media must advise the photographer and the club secretary.

Commence at 2:00 p.m. on the second Friday of each month, February to November in the Buderim War Memorial Hall.
Guest Speakers: Cover a wide range of topics of interest to members.
Member Speakers: Most months, one of our members gives us some great tips on gardening or talks about gardening ideas and gardens they might visit.
Flower Competition. Entry details explained on the Cut Flower window above. Members are responsible for arranging their exhibits in Club bottles and jars which are provided.
Photo Competition: Check out details under the heading above.
Library: Members are welcome to borrow books on various garden topics, the latest gardening magazines and dvds of garden interest.
Afternoon Tea: The club supplies coffee, tea, milk and sugar. Members are asked to bring a plate of food to share and their own coffee mug.
Quality Plant Stall: At each meeting a quality plant stall is conducted by club members. Other members may sell up to 2 quality plants per meeting with 10% commission from all sales donated to the club.
Seed Bank: See Ken Evans for information regarding the sharing and distribution of seeds to members.
White Board: Items for sale or free are posted on this board.

Management Committee members for the following year are elected at the AGM held at 2:00pm on the second Friday in November in the Buderim War Memorial Hall.

Management Committee members meet at 9:00 am on the last Tuesday of each month. The current Management Committee members are listed on the CREW page of this website.

The 2019 Festival will be held from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th October.
A Twilight Market will open the Festival.  A Spring Flower Show in the Buderim War Memorial Hall features competitive displays for flowers, container plants, novelty displays, Children's sections and photography and is open to members and the public.

The detailed schedule and publicity information are on this website, under the heading Festival.
Market stalls sell garden products on the adjacent lawns, including a club plant stall and members are asked to contribute plants, suitably labelled.
Private Gardens In Buderim will be presented for public viewing.

BGC article for BWMCA newsletter July 2016

Buderim Garden Club, Qland, established in 1946, is celebrating 70 years of  'Friendship in Gardening' throughout the year. 

We started by decorating a float (complete with a tiered cake)  for the Australia Day parade and we won 1st prize!

To commemorate the year, the Club decided to make a gift of $10,000 to the Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens who are celebrating their 20th birthday. We have been a donor to the Botanic Gardens since their inception and members feel a close bond with these gardens right on Buderim’s doorstep. The cheque was presented to Friends of MRBBG  Secretary  Bob Ducrou at the May meeting of the garden club by Club President Teddy Gove in the presence of over 100 members. In thanking us for the generous donation, Mr Ducrou said that the money would be used for the further development of the Whip Bird Walk which is a major attraction for children visiting the gardens. Mr Ducrou told the meeting that, when the many man-hours of the Friends’ volunteers were taken into account, the value of the donation would be multiplied many times over.


Thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Buderim Foundation, we have ordered over 300 stock tubes of the Buderim Banksia or Banksia spinulosa with Manawee Garden Centre. These will be gifted to members and local community organisations and will then be planted out into local gardens and parks. 
In June, a group is cruising down the Murray River – celebrating in style of course!

On August 26th, we'll have a 70th Anniversary Lunch in the Buderim Memorial Hall. And over the weekend of 15th and 16th October, our annual Buderim Garden Festival will attract many gardeners and interested spectators.

We welcome visitors to join us for a wonderful year in the Buderim Garden Club!
Details can be found on www.buderimgardenclub.com

Bev Schouten

"Gardens of Buderim" book and the Buderim Garden Club 2019 calendar are on sale!

“Gardens of Buderim” (RRP of $26.95) is now on sale at Manawee Garden Centre and at the Old Post Office-Buderim.

Contact John Lyon, President, Buderim Garden Club, on Email john.lyon1@bigpond.com  or Mobile: 0448714561 to order copies.

This book was presented by our local MP, Mr Brent Michelberg to the QLD Parliamentary Library.