HERE'S SOME GOOD NEWS. 3 SPLENDID GARDENS TO VISIT, and the
National Palm & Cycad Show is coming up in February
Montville Open gardens & plant stall
Sat 16th and Sunday 17th April 2022 9am to 4 pm
*Easter at 3 Montville gardens*
“The Shambles’ 85 Western Avenue Montville
“Lower Woontooba” 238 western Avenue Montville
“Wongawilli” 19 Manley Drive Montville
3 very contrasting large country gardens in their beautiful borrowed landscapes
Plants of all sorts for sale at a large stall, refreshments at “Rising Scone Café” at “The Shambles
Funds raised for Cittimani Hospice www.cittimanihospice.com.au
Visit beautiful Montville village and the scenic Blackall Range attractions
https://youtu.be/NCD_gXbgyUk Enquiries Michael Simpson 0458 429524
2) The National Palm & Cycad Show is on at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Mount Coot-tha,
Saturday 26 February 9am – 4pm, Sunday 27 February 9am – 3pm
Also, consider growing different varieties of cycads. These have amazing fronds & cones. They can be small, medium & large and are generally very hardy. Many are of no interest to the nasty blue butterfly. Again, a list will be provided at the show.
There will be an impressive display of native and exotic palms & cycads. And lots of beautiful bromeliads. There will be books, posters and magazines to view/buy. Visitors will be able to ask the experts about the suitability of palms and cycads for their garden. They’ll also see many unusual plants such as palms with distinctive red leaves and cycads with blue leaves.
There will also be a
massive low-cost plant sale for indoors/outdoors, full sun/shade,
feature/screening, fan/tall, rare/common. So a great place to indulge
their gardening passion. ·
For more Information go to: www.pacsoa.org.au/wiki/Pacsoa_Annual_Show
3) Apple and
Grape Harvest - Stanthorpe Feb 5/ 6 March 2022
New Topics for 2021 Photography Competition
check out details under PHOTOS heading above
Sadly, the Buderim Australia Day Festivities have been cancelled. Keep well!!
Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Here's a message from President John Lyon:
As we slide into the final week of Christmas I cannot let the time go by without wishing the Club members a safe and joyous Christmas.
It has been a big year during which time we have collectively achieved much.
The record is impressive:
We took the brave step of donating $10,000 to help in the continuation of beautifying Buderim and remain the driving force behind the construction of an arbour.
And we successfully obtained a number of major grants from the Sunshine Coast Council through the efforts of Cr Ted Hungerford and the State Government MP for Buderim, Brent Mickelberg.
And the Buderim War Memorial Community Association also joined us in donating $10,00 towards this venture.
We held a magnificent 75-year celebration to mark the club’s achievements over decades of hard and devoted labour.
The release of a plotted club history for future generations to look back upon.
And we were fortunate enough to obtain a series of grants to train some of our members in first-aid.
To top that off we were recently notified we are the recipients of a grant to purchase electronic equipment for use by the club.
And of course, we can’t forget the Buderim Garden Festival which resulted in a record profit of nearly $12,000.
The final achievement was being named Queensland Council of Garden Clubs (QCGC) Biennial Award 2020 Club of year - awarded for the Most Contribution by a club to the Community. The club last won this prestigious award in 2012.
But the biggest achievement by far is the fantastic dedication shown by members of the Buderim Garden Club. While so many people toiled to make the year a success, not all of us can physically do this. But be assured your membership gives the club the community profile to seek assistance from local, State and Federal Governments - never forget how important your membership is to the Buderim community.
All that remains now is for me to wish each and everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Christmas Lunch on 10th Dec. was a most enjoyable eventCheck out the Photos under the ALBUMS heading above.
There's more "Good News"
This grant is in addition to the previous grant from the Sunshine Coast Council for some members to do a first aid course.
This means that we can now train another 10 members in First Aid & buy another new First Aid kit.
Kim, Anne, John and Kathy with the Award
Check out the 2022 committee and other news under MEETINGS & CREW headings.
"Festival Time" - 15th - 17th October!
Twas a great event in perfect sunny weather. $3,000 worth of Raffle prizes
Check out the ALBUMS for many Festival Photos, and John Lyon's and John Sargaison's Reports (see under Festival heading above)
President John Lyon reports:
This years Buderim Garden Festival looks like being one of the best ever, great weather & great attendance, Sheargolds garden had 790 visitors, I think this is a record for visitors to open gardens.
The Plant Stall, Raffle and Stall Holders all had great outcomes. Ticket sales great, should make about $12,000.00 profit.
Again great outcome, best for several years.
I would like to especially thank everyone for your help and assistance @ the festival.
Cheers John Lyon
CHECK OUT THE FESTIVAL REPORTS UNDER THE FESTIVAL HEADING.
1. Reminders –
Next meeting date Friday 12th November AGM.
Shedders meets Friday 3pm on 4th week month - new volunteer’s welcome
OPO community Garden Group - meets 3rd Monday month 6:30am - need new volunteers.
Newsletter - pick-up a copy or receive it via email or mail if no Email.
12-15th October Floressence - Exhibition of Botanical Art, Mt Coot-tha Auditorium 9-40 daily
23rd October Begonias and More - Old Cleveland Road, Belmont Shooting Range 9.00-3.00a
6-7th November Orchid Species Show - Mt Coot-tha Auditorium
13th November Maroochy Orchid Society Show Uniting Church Hall Buderim $4 entry 8.00 - 4.00 Cash Only
23rd November Nambour Orchid Soc. Species Show Uniting Church Hall, Buderim $4 entry open 8.00 - 4.00
24th November QCGC Christmas Luncheon(2 course Spit Roast) + champagne 11.00 am Auditorium Mt Coot-tha $38 RSVP 12 November (4 guests per club)
27-28th November Tropical Foliage Festival Belmont Shooting Complex Sat. 8-3 Sun 9-2 $4 entry EFTPOS available
It's Celebration Time! The Garden Club is 75 years young and growing!
Our Patron & Life Member Marjorie Van Roy gave a most interesting talk about the development of the Buderim Garden Club and its commitment to beautifying Buderim and also the Maroochy Botanical Gardens.
Phil Adams, the President of QCGC gave a congratulatory speech and presented our President John Lyon with a commemorative certificate.
Big congratulations to president John Lyon and his band of helpers. Again, "It was a great success."
Marjorie's talk can be read in its entirety HERE and smiling people's photos can be viewed under the ALBUMS heading above
Buderim Garden Club has a new light-weight, sleeved, cotton Club shirt!
into post cards.
We're Back! Our first meeting in 2021 was a great, happy meeting!
Australia day 2021 at Buderim Mt. School Oval - BGC Stall with helpers
and equal-second prize certificates to Nev Douglas and Steve Wikman
The BGC committee for 2021
Mike Kelly, John Sargaison and new members Marion Upston, Lynette Valentine, and Maureen Michael.
Retiring Newsletter editor Patricia James was officially thanked for her excellent collations.
Shedders enjoy tidying up the hall gardens before enjoying a social drink and chat
Gardens of Buderim Book
“Gardens of Buderim” is on sale at Manawee Garden Centre and at the Old Post Office-Buderim. Price is now $10
OR, Contact John Lyon, President, Buderim Garden Club, on Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Mobile: 0448714561 to order copies.