Buderim Garden Club

Buderim Garden Club

*** There are 3 places available for the "Christmas in July" bus trip. Check out details under the Tours heading above.

*** Rosemary Simmons will be running a hands-on propagation workshop on the fourth Monday each month. It is limited to 6-8 participants. The aim is to produce quality plants for the Festival plant stall and learn propagation techniques.

*** New members morning tea is on August 13th at John and Kathy Lyon's home.


*** QLD Garden EXPO was held from 12th to 14th July at the Nambour Show Grounds.  
This is the BGC display that our creative members prepared.

Many photos of the beautiful flowers in our display, plus floral arrangements and scenes from the Kitchen Garden can be seen under the heading Albums above.

Steve Wikman, Robin Porter and Monika Stinton were part of the creative group.
***Buderim Garden Festival Show Steward, John Sargaison has released the 2019 Show Schedule. 
    Check it out under the Festival heading above.

*** Photos from the workshop at Elizabeth and Jim Hales house and garden can be viewed under the heading Albums and Workshop above.
*** Pomona Bus Trip photos can be viewed under the Albums and Tours headings above.
*** There will be a morning tea for new members on August 13th at President John’s home. Invitations will be issued closer to this date.

Sadly this has been cancelled, since there are too many other big events on, like the Noosa Jazz and the  Warwick Jazz Festivals and many local concerts.
***The David Edwards memorial seat has not been stolen from adjacent to the hall.  It is being renovated by the Mem's Shed chaps.

*** Great news!  Our AGM in November will be a wonderful, very entertaining event, since the very funny poet Noel Stallard will give us a good laugh!  That's apart from choosing the new committee for next year.  

*** In August, our patron Marjorie Van Roy will both entertain and educate us with her profound knowledge of all aspects of gardening.
However, this meeting will also be a Buderim Friendship meeting where other clubs are asked to join us. So, this will also be a special meeting.

*** The Buderim Street party will be celebrated on Saturday August 3rd in the Main St., Buderim.
Coming  EVENTS

·            July 20-14 Toowoomba Camellia Show and Garden Expo at Toowoomba TAFE Campus. Open 9-4 pm.
                             Entry $8. www.toowoombacamelliashow.com

             25th July Christmas in July lunch

             August 3rd Buderim Street Party
             9th August BGC Friendship day
             15th August New members' morning tea at John and Kathy Lyon's home.

·            August 25 Brisbane Organic Growers Fair, Albion Peace Centre:102 McDonald Rd. Windsor 9 – 4

·            Wed Aug 28 Fashion Parade Mt Coot-tha

·            Toowoomba Clivia Society Show – September Carnival of Flowers

·            Lockyer Valley Festival- Laidley Sept 12-13

·            Maryborough Open Historic Houses and Garden weekend Sept 21-22

·            Tulip Time- September 24-Oct 7. Bowral NSW

·            Geranium and Pelargonium Annual Spectacular Sept 28Mt Coot-tha

·            Floral Art Society Floriferous Forms Open Show, Sept 21-22Mt Coot-tha

·            Buderim Garden Club Spring Flower Show and Open Gardens Oct 18,19 & 20th.

Anzac Day April 25th 2019

On behalf of the Buderim garden club members,  our president John Lyon laid this wreath at the Anzac shrine in the Buderim Mountain school's pine forest Anzac ceremony.

The flowers came from Ken Evans garden and were lovingly arranged
by John and his wife Kathy.
Edna Walling working bee group have regrouped in 2019.
The March group consisted of Rosemary Simmons, Co-Ordinator Leanne Crowe, Nev Douglas, Ken Evans, Tom Crerar and Mike Kelly.
See  photos under the Edna W.  heading above.    
Contact Leanne Crowe to join this happy group on the 3rd Monday of the month
*** Under the heading "FB Links" above, there is a temporary link to a blog page about Roses - how to grow them and their history.

*** The Photo competition:  Enquiries email   buderimphotos@gmail.com

*** President John Lyon announced at the March meeting that Rod Nicholls has been appointed the gardening expert within the Club.

*** This year, the Buderim Garden Festival will begin on Friday 18th October with a Twilight Quality Plant Market! This is a great idea to socialise and buy plants before viewing the Hall display and Open Gardens on the weekend.  Check out the details under the Festival heading above.

Australia Day Parade,  2019

  • The Buderim Australia Day parade was held on Saturday 26th January.  Probably due to the extreme heat, there weren't many garden club members who participated, nor the usual large crowd of spectators.   However, the participants enjoyed giving out colourful flowers and herb posies.  

  • The parade finished on the Buderim Mountain State School oval where the Men's Shed chaps organised games, and a lively band entertained the crowd.  The vintage cars and marching bands created a lot of interest. 
    The winner of the best group were the Coastal Caring Clowns who were badly behaved babies connected to a large doll and pram.
Check out the photos under the Photos heading above.
Pioneer Cottage group:  Volunteers are asked to enjoy the "cottage" style gardens of the Pioneer Cottage, Buderim.
The New Group will meet on 1st Wednesday of the month, from 9 to 11am.  Ring 0448 714 561 to join this group.

Edna Walling working get together is on the 3rd Monday of the month, starting at 6 a.m in the summer.  Join Leanne Crowe & Ken Evans and others in the early morning shade.

Shedders working bee  is changed to the 4th Friday afternoon of the month, starting at 4 pm.
The next meeting will be on the 26th May.   Come early and stay late for a social time.

The Photographic Competition in 2019 will be a monthly competition.

The rules governing this competition are shown under the above heading of Photos.

Any enquiries should be directed to Email : buderimphotos@gmail.com

There are a few 2019 Calendars left @ $7 & the Gardens of Buderim Book is now $10

**** Report on the Christmas Lunch at Headland Golf Club on December 7th 2018
There was a great turn out of 117 people at our end of year Christmas lunch with Maxina having a busy time to stop the endless chatter and go through her programme of activities.
Presentations were made to Cassie Burke who won 2 trophies at the Garden Festival (and was unable to attend the Festival presentation afternoon).
Many beautiful Raffle prizes - mainly plants from Manawee were won, and an interesting quiz of Christmas trivia (per Noel) was well received. The prize of a Christmas hamper was won by two Joys - Joy Ryan and Joy Goulding.  They're the joyful clever ones in the Club!

2019 Calendars and Gardens of Buderim were sold.

Laurel and Peter Asimus were farewelled at the Christmas Lunch.

John Lyon spoke about their enormous involvement with the Garden Club, and how they will be sorely missed.

Both Laurel and Peter responded to this speech, and said that they too are going to miss their garden club friends and activities.

Laurel and Peter Asimus were awarded Honorary Life Membership to the Club for their constant, friendly, long term association with the Club - especially Laurel's organisation of the Buderim Garden Festival and as a committee member over many years.  
Peter organised many wonderful bus trips over many years too. 

They have sold their Buderim home and are moving closer to their family in Brisbane.

Photo shows them receiving their Honorary Life Membership award in February 2015

Beryl Walsh celebrated her birthday at the lunch with her husband Michael (a past president of the Club).

The official opening of Chappy Dave's Garden at Buderim Mtn SS on Thursday 29th November marked the completion of a place to meet for chaplain "Chappy Dave" and his many friends at the school.
This was a joint project with the Buderim Lions Club and the BGC.

Pictured with Dave and 2 pupils, are Kathy Lyon, Maxina and Noel Williams, Monika Stinton, John Lyon, and Elizabeth Hales.
The driving force for this garden was Karen O''Connor who had to go to work at this time.

David Edwards Memorial Seat dedication, 25th November 2018.

The BWMCA organisation funded a memorial seat in honour of David Edwards, who was a long time member of that organisation (mainly as the Treasurer) and the Buderim Foundation (for which he donated many, many bottles of superb wine for their raffles).
He was very community minded - helping with sound projects for Anzac Day and hall activities and generally where help was needed.
This seat is outside the Buderim Memorial Hall, facing towards the Village Park, and is surrounded by a garden which was created and will be maintained by the Buderim Garden Club's Shedders group. 

At the conclusion of the BWMCA's AGM, John McMahon gave a most moving tribute to David and his many roles in which he typified the "Buderim community spirit", and in the presence of David's family, the BWMCA people, and his friends, this seat was dedicated to David's memory on Sunday 25th November.    
This photo shows David at his 70th birthday party.

Pictured above are the Shedders Co-Ordinator Teddy Gove, the BGC President John Lyon and Helen Wallace, together with David's family   John Edwards (brother), Anne Stitz (sister), Bernadette McMahon (long-time friend from school days), Sue Williams  (David’s twin sister), and John McMahon (BWMC Hall President).

Below,  are the Shedders Group who created the garden, the finished seat, John McMahon presenting the verbal tribute, and the RAN plaque,.

David's family  (from left)   John Edwards (brother) and his wife Denise, Sue Williams  (David’s twin sister), Anne Stitz (sister) and her husband Russell Stitz .

***  After 45 years being involved with the Buderim Memorial hall, John McMahon is retiring at the end of 2019.

The Buderim Garden Festival 20th & 21st October 2018.

***There have been very positive reports about the Buderim Garden Festival, and how lucky we were with the weather. The rain cleared up on the Friday after 2 weeks of rain, and despite this rain, the Buderim Hall was a maze of colourful blooms and plants.
Then there was a lovely clear day on the Saturday and most of Sunday, and the thunderstorm which came at 4:00 pm was just after all things were packed away. It was a sunny, successful weekend – the opposite to last year’s torrential rain!
Many thanks are due to the Garden Club members who contributed and made this happen.
Special thanks to John Lyon as the co-ordinator, John Sargaison as the Chief Steward, and Monika Stinton as the general run-around-fixer-of-problems.
There were record entries in the hall's Decorated Shoe section, and the children’s Small World Gardens at Milford Lodge.
Patricia Moses has posted many wonderful videos of the Festival events on Facebook. Check these out under the FB & Links window above.

Festival Photos are featured on the Albums window (see label on ribbon above).

The 2019 Festival is on 18th (set up day, then a Twilight Market ) to Sunday 20th October.

A full 2018 Festival report by John Lyon and John Sargaison is on this website under the heading Festival

We especially thank our two Festival sponsors: the Buderim Bendigo Community Bank who have sponsored the small buses for transporting people between the gardens (2 on Saturday, and 1 on Sunday), and our local Manawee Plant Centre for the Festival ticketing costs, a beautiful raffle plant and the display on the hall stage.

Below is a photo of some of the winners and their trophies, taken at the Presentation ceremony on Sunday 21st, with presenters Ted O'Brien, Peter Macdonnell and Marjorie van Roy

 ***Elizabeth Hales has organised the 2019 calendar from the submitted photos, and this is available for now $7, as well as the  Gardens of Buderim Book for $10.00.
**** The Shedders group meet at 4 pm on the 4th Friday of the month.  
Teddy Gove is the Shedders group leader and would like a few more volunteers to join this happy group.

*** At the April  2018 general meeting, President John Lyon spoke of the committee's decision to donate funds for the further beautification of Buderim, which is one of the aims of our association.
 The sum of $2,000 is being given to install "fairy" lights in 2 trees adjacent to the old Buderim P.O. in Burnett St., Buderim. Council approval is still underway for this to happen. This is still a work in progress!

 *** Patricia Graham is producing a monthly Newsletter which will be sent out on line to all members who have given their email address to the Club.             Hard copies are only available at the monthly meeting for non-email people.

    Gardens of Buderim Book

The “Gardens of Buderim” book was officially launched to the members at the BGC Christmas Lunch on Friday 8th December 2017

“Gardens of Buderim”  is now on sale at Manawee Garden Centre and at the Old Post Office-Buderim. Price is now $10

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

Many thanks to Sarah Seeberg for all her hard work.
Below is a photo of the contributors for the Gardens of Buderim book.