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flower-smelling-buddyBuderim Garden Festival

Buderim – the beautiful Garden Town of the Sunshine Coast invites you to the  Spring into a blooming great load of fun at the Annual Buderim Garden Festival!

The  Buderim Garden Festival is held over a weekend in mid-October , at the Buderim War Memorial  (BWMCA) Hall, cnr King and Main Sts., Buderim.

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The Garden Festival comprises 3 parts:
The Spring Flower Show, 6 Open Gardens & The Quality Flower Market

1) The Spring Flower Show:

On the Friday, Buderim Garden Club members will set up the Hall for the Spring Flower Show.  Entries are encouraged to fill the Memorial Hall with floral decorations, plants, vegetables, hanging baskets, bonsai, cut flowers and novelty arrangements.

Children are encouraged to enter a  separate novelty section, using vegetable items.

A detailed competition schedule will be available at a later date.

Opening times to the public on Saturday and Sunday are from 9am to 4 pm.

Entry will be by Festival ticket $15 or  if you only want to go into the Hall it is $2 for entry to the Hall only.

2) 6 Open Gardens:

Entry to the 6 Open Gardens is usually via a Festival Ticket which are available at the Memorial Hall on the Festival weekend,  or pre-sold at the Buderim Old P.O., Buderim News, and Manawee Nursery.

Cost is usually $15 for access to all the open gardens, the hall and the plant market.

A bus has been arranged to move people between the gardens for a small extra cost.

The gardens are chosen for their special features and are open all weekend.

3) Quality Plant Market:

The Quality Plant Market  lives up to its name, by presenting a wide variety of plants in excellent condition. Specialist growers and local enthusiasts have established a reputation of  quality in their plants in the past years.

During the weekend, light refreshments will be available at the Memorial hall and the adjacent Craft Cottage.  This Craft Cottage is presenting its own displays during the weekend.

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!
$15 WEEKEND TICKET: Entry to 6 open gardens and flower show
Pre-purchase tickets at the Old Buderim Post Office in Burnett Street, Manawee Nursery, Buderim Newsagency or Bendigo Bank.

If you have a question about Buderim gardens or flora, give the Buderim Garden Club a call on 0448 714 561 or email [email protected], more details are found at their website http://www.buderimgardenclub.com/

The Buderim garden Club has recently celebrated 70 years of operation, now that is quite an achievement!

So what do they do? Give money to another club of course!  A massive $10,000 was donated to the Friends of Maroochy Regional Botanic Gardens, as part of their commitment to regional beautification. This major donation will be used in the further development of the Children’s Whip Bird Walk in the Gardens.

The Buderim Garden Club has been a donor to the Maroochy Botanic Gardens since their inception and members feel a close bond with these gardens, right on Buderim’s doorstep. The cheque was presented to Friends of MRBBG  Secretary  Bob Ducrou at the May meeting of the Garden Club by Club President Teddy Gove in the presence of over 100 Garden Club members. In thanking the Garden Club for their generous donation, Mr Ducrou said that the money would be used for the further development of the Whip Bird Walk which is a major attraction for children visiting the gardens. Mr Ducrou told the meeting that, when the many man-hours of the Friends’ volunteers were taken into account, the value of the donation would be multiplied many times over.

Pictured are Garden Club President Teddy Gove presenting the cheque to Friends of MRBBG Secretary Bob Ducrou.

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