Buderim Garden Club

Buderim Garden Club

Sadly, the BGC activities planned for the next month are now cancelled.

This involves the Workshop planned for Wed. 25th, the new members' morning tea and the Train trip on April 2nd.

There is no meeting on Easter Friday 10th April

A Trip to the Roma Gardens

Buderim Garden Club



$30 – includes morning tea and lunch at the Garden Room café.


Train times are:

DEPART: Nambour 8.08am, Woombye 8.13am Palmwoods 8.17am Eudlo 8.23am Mooloolah 8.30am Landsborough 8.36am

Make your own way to whichever railway station suits you and buy your return ticket.

Arrive Roma St 10am.

The garden club group will meet up when the train arrives at Roma Street station.


Morning tea when we arrive at the parklands approx. 10.30am (scones with jam and cream and fruit platters, tea or barista coffee).

Guided walk and train ride through rainforest.

Lunch approx. 1.15pm (sandwiches, mini quiches & frittatas, mini muffins & slices). Buy your own drink at lunch.


Return trains from Roma Street are:  2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4pm.

Go home when it suits you.

Arriving Landsborough 4pm, 4.55pm, 5.25pm then onto other stops.  

Make your own way home from the train station.


Pay by direct deposit:

Bendigo BankBSB 633 000 Tour account 156 314 106, (Please email Monika to advise of your payment) or next meeting (correct money in an envelope with your name and contact phone number on it).

Questions: email Karen on karenocon2020@gmail.com  Ph: 0414608893

Spring bus trip, Wednesday September 18th 2019 - Co-ordinator Karen reports.

The regular group of bus trippers enjoyed perfect weather again for our trip to the organic rose farm at Eudlo.

We had a lovely picnic lunch at Maroochy Botanic Gardens then Caz gave us a tour of her rose farm.

She has been working hard through the drought and the roses look strong and healthy from her efforts. Lots of photos were taken of the lovely blooms. There were also other bee attracting flowers and several bee hives. We all tried the rose syrup, rose honey and edible flowers.

Our amazing driver Paul from Wests delivered us safely along some tricky sections!

This was the last bus trip for the year and we hope more people can join us next year.

Karen karenocon@yahoo.com or 0414608893 to book


MARCH 5, 6, 7 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) 2020

COST $395 members ($400 non members) Single Supplement. $60 – A trip not to be missed.

If you are interested in doing this trip, please contact Monika.  $100.00 deposit is needed to be paid by Oct 14th



7.30am leave Nambour
* M/tea & comfort stop Esk
* Lunch at Rudd’s Pub, Nobby – view memorabilia and visit Sister Kenny House/craft
* River Run - Beautiful garden – owners have a real passion for gardening.
* Overnight accommodation, dinner & breakfast at Warwick Motor Inn
* Braeside Homestead Gardens / Dalveen.
The original part of Braeside Garden (immediately sth of homestead) was established in the late 19th century incorporating the 100yr old Aleppo pine tree which is rumoured to have been brought back from Gallipoli by a local soldier. The new gardens (nth/east) were established over the last 12yrs or so & cover approx 12 acres. A combination of native & exotic species create a unique garden experience including styles such as parterre, free form, native, scented rose & formal.
* Lunch ( to be decided )
* Ballandeen Winery ( tasting $5 ea )
* Glenrock Gardens/ Tenterfield
The 10 acre gardens, which are divided up into varying rooms, each possess their own charm & ambience & are inter connected with pretty walkways, arbours & woodland walks. The lakes bisect the gardens & create wonderful reflections & views. Created by previous owner & well know garden designer Carolyn Robinson over a 25 yr period, it is said to be the finest garden in NSW created since the 1980’s, & was voted in 2006 by “Better Homes & Gardens” as “best in Australia”.
* White Cottage Garden / Tenterfield
White Cottage is a stunning 23 yr old English style garden, full of beautiful camellias, perennials & walk through arbours of wisteria & roses. 1 acre in total including a Flower Farm & Vintage Shop. Owner Mandy Reid, started the flower farm 2yrs ago & has grown 130 roses, 80 peonies, foxgloves, delphiniums, sweat peas, dahlias, Queen Anne Lace, ranunculas & many more.
* Overnight accommodation, dinner, continental breakfast at Tenterfield Bowling Club Accommodation SATURDAY MARCH 7th
* To Stanthorpe for Apple & Grape Festival. Australia’s leading harvest festival celebrates the district & its produce.
A few hours on your own. M/tea & lunch at own expense.
* Leave 1pm
* Arrive Nambour approx 5.30pm

If you are interested in doing this trip, please contact Monika.  $100.00 deposit is needed to be paid by Oct 14th

"Christmas in July" Bus trip: Thursday 25th July 2019 Report

Karen O'Connor comments on the Bus Trip – Christmas in July to Maleny


We had beautiful weather for our trip to Maleny on July 25.

We had a smooth ride on the Wests coach to Mary Cairncross reserve for a comfort stop then onto Forest Heart Eco Nursery in Coral Street.


Everyone enjoyed the delicious morning tea provided by Karen Shaw of lemon myrtle tarts, wattleseed chocolate brownies, lilli pilli fruit cake, desert lime fruit cake, scones with Davidson plum jam or quandong jam and cream, spicy tomato dip and crackers, pesto, tea and coffee. Recipes will be provided soon! Hopefully some of the yummy food will turn up at our meeting afternoon tea!

Karen gave us a very informative talk about bush tucker and using foods in recipes and growing the bush tucker plants. She had samples for us to taste and explained how the bush tucker plants are used.

Many of us took the opportunity for a discount on buying from the extensive range of plants.


We then went around the corner to Maleny Hotel where we were provided with a lovely Xmas in July lunch. A few other people met us for lunch. Maxina organised a fabulous basket for the raffle prize and there were a few bottles of wine as well, one donated by Jenni Campbell and one from Maleny Hotel.

After lunch some of us went shopping at Maleny shops and others went to visit the Barung landcare nursery at North Maleny and found more native plants, even our bus driver Paul got a lovely grass tree.

We then headed home complete with a couple of Xmas carols from Paul en route.

Everyone had a great day out with good friends, great food, plants and prizes.

Hope to see everyone and lots more at the next bus trip on Wednesday September 18 to Kathleen McArthur reserve Currimundi – included will be a delicious picnic lunch with friends and wildflowers.

Karen O’Connor           Tour co-ordinator


New Bus Trip photos have been added to the Albums section. Check it out.


Co-Ordinator Karen reports:

The weather for our bus trip was perfect, several new members came along, one member from Nambour Garden Club also in Maleny Garden Club, and we made new friends.

Morning tea at Lake Macdonald was a hit, yum bikkies and buns, and mandarins with tea, coffee, and juice. Everyone enjoyed this. Plenty of time to eat, drink, chat and have a comfort stop. Thank you to all who helped with morning tea, serving tea and coffee and slicing the yummy buns.

Sean Morrows garden was amazing, we didn’t get to see it all but he was very informative and helpful, showing us vegie gardens, fruit trees, bush tucker, wildlife and ponds, and we got to do taste tests and take home what we found along the way! We could have easily spent half the day there exploring but unfortunately we had to leave to go to lunch…

Joes Bar and Grill provided a lovely lunch, corned beef or fish and chips for mains, and cheesecake or apple rhubarb crumble for dessert. They looked after us very well and there was plenty of time to chat, have a comfort stop after lunch and wander back to the bus before heading to Rosemount Nursery, which was suggested by Stella and John and Kathy.

This was a very good nursery, good range of plants, very interesting succulents and others. Most people found something to take home.

We dropped off people along the way home by our very helpful coach driver Paul from Wests.

BGC Christmas in July:  Thursday 25th July   
MALENY - $55

Co-Ordinator Karen reports:

Pickups start at 8.30am from bus stop at Hibiscus Retirement Village on Karawatha Drive

Short toilet stop at Mary Cairncross reserve

Morning tea at Forest Heart Eco Nursery, bush foods workshop and discount plant sales.

Morning tea will be a buffet including scones and bushfood jam, wattle seed and chocolate brownies, warrigal green and macadamia pesto, lemon myrtle tarts, bush tomato chutney, lilly pilly fruit cake and more. A lemon myrtle and pineapple refreshing drink will be provided as well as tea and coffee.

Christmas in July Lunch at Maleny Hotel

Special dietary requirements will be catered for - let Karen know beforehand. (There will be a vegetarian dairy free gluten free pasta available.)

Visit to Landcare nursery at North Maleny   or   wander around Maleny

Leave approx. 3pm to return to Buderim

Payment can be by direct deposit or at a meeting.


Enquiries to  karenocon@yahoo.com   or   SMS or leave a message on 0414 608 893 

Nambour Garden Club trips to join 

Pick ups at Forest Gle
Contact: Marilyn 0407 513 028  macfinn55@gmail.com or nambourgardenclub@gmail.com 

Please note – all prices for our trips will now be $5 extra for non garden club members to cover insurance cost.
The overnight tour down to the Toowoomba Garden Festival gardens will not happen this year.

Expressions of Interest for Stanthorpe Apple and Pear Festival March 2020 please contact Marilyn of Nambour Garden Club

This is the tour group on the steps of Government house on 27th February 2019

On arrival at Government House, the group were treated to a delicious morning tea, before being divided into 2 smaller groups for their tour around the magnificent interior and the garden - the guides proved very entertaining too!

Luncheon at the Breakfast Creek Hotel was  enjoyed by Club members, and then a visit to the Little Gems nursery to buy some plants.

Combined Garden Club Picnic 30th May 2018

*** Bus Trip, May 30th 2018 
 Combined Garden Clubs Picnic at Noosa Botanic Gardens in Cooroy, organised by Kevin Hamment (a BGC member) and his committee.