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The Bribie Island Garden Club is celebrating its 35th anniversary on 27th March this year. According to Lee James, the Bribie Island Garden Club’s founder was Shirley Scott who held the first meeting on the 27th March 1984 with a group of ladies who loved their garden. “At the beginning meetings were held at the original twelve member’s homes on a rotation basis. In 1986 the meeting venue was moved to the Uniting Church Hall as numbers grew,” said Lee.
Featured Image(above): L to R: Shirley Styman, Lee James, Les Young, Pam Turner, Robyn Reid, June Payne, and Jesse James
“Our next club meeting will be held on Wednesday 27th March and will be the 35th Anniversary of the club.” Lee said that these days because of the size of the club has grown to meetings are now held in the Bribie RSL Auditorium on the 4th Wednesday of the month with club members arriving at 9 am for a 9.30 am start. “At the meetings members are encouraged to bring in their entries to put on the bench for judging. Items members bring include flowers, fruit, vegetables, potted plants, and floral art etc.,” she said. Lee said they have a guest speaker at the meeting as well as raffles with morning tea provided for all the members. “Members enjoy regular bus trips and BBQ’s.
We also have ‘Come and Share’ days for members gardens as well as ‘Come and See my Garden’ days after some meetings,” said Lee. Lee said that they also have a Christmas Lunch and prize presentations to winners of the bench display throughout the year. “Friendship days are held every second year where we invite visitors from other clubs to join us on this special day,” she said. “But above all else, we have a lot of fun and offer a friendly caring and helpful environment for everyone who enjoys gardening.”