Sadly, the BGC activities planned for the next months are now cancelled.
This involves the Workshop planned for Wed. 25th, the new members' morning tea and the Train trip on April 2nd.
A Trip to the Roma Gardens has been cancelled
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.
"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
BGC BUS TRIP
TO POMONA THURSDAY
MAY 30th 2019
BGC BUS TRIP TO POMONA THURSDAY MAY 30 Cost $50
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
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.
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