Buderim to bloom in upcoming festival
BURSTING with colour, there won't be any doubt spring has arrived once the Buderim Garden Festival begins on October 15.
The festival, which features six open gardens, a competitive spring flower show and a plant market, will be the crown jewel of the Buderim Garden Club's 70th anniversary celebrations.
Club president Teddy Gove, who is showcasing her backyard in this year's Open Garden event, said the festival would have something for everyone.
"I like the floral displays, and lots of people go along just for that, while other people go for the plant stalls," she said.
"But if you want to see how people do their gardens, the Open Gardens are best. You don't often get the opportunity to go into private gardens."
Half of the gardens exhibited in the event belong to members of the club, an achievement Ms Gove is proud of.
Adding to the festival's already vibrant palette, garden club member Bev Schouten said the official theme for this year's festival was the colour blue.
"Well, our general theme is 'friendship through gardening' but each year we also choose a different colour to emphasise," she said.
Tickets for the entire festival are $15, which includes entry to all six of the open gardens, but events held in the Buderim War Memorial Hall will cost $2.
Entry to the plant market and the Craft Cottage adjacent to the hall will be free.
Show schedule, festival details, photos and club news can be found via the Buderim Garden Club's website, www.buderimgardenclub.com.