Buderim Garden Club

Buderim Garden Club

Trip to Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers  

BGC committee are organising a 3-day (two nights) trip on the 20 to 22 September, to visit the Toowoomba Carnival of flowers.

  • Day 1 Wednesday 20/9/23 – Pick and drive to Toowoomba via Esk (morning tea tour cost) and visit public gardens, first being Spring Buff Railway Station, (Lunch in Queens Park, will arrange to have lunch delivered to BGC @ park, tour cost), Visit other Gardens in Toowoomba TBD (*Brian Sams to advise). 

     Welcome dinner in Motel Restaurant (Members pay). 

  • Day 2 Thursday 21/9/23 – Cultivate Country Garden Day with Brian Sims and Wendy Allen – morning tea and lunch included (in tour cost). +See note below.

    Dinner in in Motel Restaurant (Members pay).

  • Day 3 Friday 22/9/23 – Morning visiting some private gardens in Toowoomba. TBD (*Brian Sams to advise) – Have morning Tea @ Picnic Point Lookout, & Lunch at Cobb and Co museum (both in tour cost) and then home.

*Note 1 – When known for 2023, gardens will be selected to visit)

+ Note 2 – The Cultivate Country Gardens tour – Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (with Brian & Wendy). Held over the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, the Cultivate Country Garden Tour will take us on roads less travelled to visit some wonderful gardens in rural areas surrounding Toowoomba. BGC are having a private tour on Thursday 21st September. 

The tour includes a country morning tea and a delicious restaurant style lunch.  As we travel through the rural areas, guide Wendy Allen will provide some local information and a little of the region’s history. Brian Sims will be on hand to identify plants and answer your gardening questions. Wendy and Brian really enjoy running these tours and have got to know most of the garden owners quite well. The country gardens are quite special and they will choose a great selection for the tour.  

Cost of Tour 

  • Will be $600 per person twin share. Partners/spouses stay in Queen Room. Couples sharing twin room queen/single bed.
  • Single person in room will cost $800, so cheaper if you share a room. 

All costs covered except 2 X Dinners @ Restaurant, and any purchases etc. members make.

If interested have book Accommodation by End February. Need minimum 25 people to stage tour, and Max 43. Note – Only 10 places left.

If we need to make up numbers, invite other garden club members (Nambour, Maleny etc.)?

If interested in Trip, please Email secretary below by Monday 20th March, once registered will be asked to pay $100 deposit, and members can pay instalments if you require to pay full cost off. Full fee be required by 30th July (will refund 7 days prior to trip).

Email secretary@buderimgardenclub.com

Open gardens on previous bus tour


Christmas in July Bus Trip : Wednesday July 14 2021

Karen O'Connor: Tours Co-ordinator Report:
We had lovely weather for the bus trip.
The Steps nursery had a good range of plants and plenty of decorative pots which were different to other nurseries.
Their cafe provided a delicious morning tea for everyone.
The Christmas in July lunch was excellent, very good size meals and desserts.
Some of us looked around Maleny while others went to the Landcare nursery.
Our bus driver Paul looked after us and got us safely there and back.
I hope more of the garden club members will be able to join us next time as it's a great day out with friends.
If you aren't sure about coming along please talk to anyone who came along.

Enquiries to Karen Ph: 0414 608 893 or karenocon2020@gmail.com

Bankfoot House and Steve Floods garden  : Wednesday April 21   :  Cost $35

Co-Ordinator Karen O'Connor's Bus Trip report

We had lovely weather for our bus trip to Bankfoot House. It was a fascinating place and brought back lots of memories and people had stories to tell of the good old days! The house has been well looked after and is well worth a visit for anyone who hasn't been there.

Lunch at the Tavern was delicious and well organised by the staff there.

Stephen Floods garden / nursery had some very unusual plants with more appearing around each corner as we wandered around.

It was a good chance to make friends with new members and have a chat along the way.


The next trip will be the Christmas in July trip, date yet to be confirmed, on a Wednesday in July after the garden club meeting.

The plan is to to go Maleny Hotel for lunch, along the way we will visit Steps nursery at Caloundra and after lunch we plan to visit the wholesale nursery at Reeseville which is run by The Shaws who own the Forest Heart Eco nursery at Maleny.

Please register your interest with Karen and Doreen at a meeting or via email.    Karen Ph: 0414 608 893 or karenocon2020@gmail.com

** A Wildflower walk at Kathleen McArthur Park (Currimundi Lake Conservation Park) is planned for Monday,  Aug 17 2020 at 10:00.
It is BYO everything…We are meeting at the toilets where there is plenty of parking, on Coongarra Esplanade, Wurtulla.
So far there are well over 15 coming, so it will be a good opportunity to catch up with friends. 
Please email your RSVP to buderimgardenclub@gmail.com  by Sunday Aug 16.

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


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