Buderim-based charity, Bloomhill Cancer Help, has been selected as one of only seven open gardens to be showcased at this year’s Spring Garden Festival.
The festival, organised by the Buderim Garden Club, will take place from Saturday, 19th to Sunday, 20th October from 9am to 4pm and aims to highlight Buderim as the Sunshine Coast’s garden suburb.
Bloomhill’s General Manager, Mervat Thompson said the charity was honoured to have been chosen and it was a reflection of the hard work by the volunteer gardening and maintenance team.
“The Bloomhill property sits on ten (10) acres of lush forest land and manicured gardens, and it’s the perfect place for our clients to come, relax and take a break from their hectic lives,” Ms Thompson said.
Bloomhill is a long-standing charity, offering support and assistance since 1997 to those living with cancer and their families throughout the Sunshine Coast.
Operated by a team of dedicated staff and hundreds of volunteers, Bloomhill offers counselling, transport to appointments, respite care and a range of complementary therapies and other practical help.
To cater for its growing number of clients and to give more people access to its amazing services and support, Bloomhill built an extension to its existing therapy centre that included five new therapy rooms, state-of-the-art kitchen, additional office space and a beautiful, big recreation room. Since the opening of the new therapy centre in June 2012, Bloomhill’s client base has risen to well over 900 current clients.
“We will be opening our Therapy Centre to the public for organised tours during the weekend of the festival,” Ms Thompson said.
The Spring Garden Festival includes competitions and a Flower Show at the Buderim War Memorial Hall and Garden Sculpture Exhibition at Buderim Craft Cottage. Tickets are $15 per person and include a two-day pass to all seven gardens, incorporating the garden walk, and Flower Show.