FEDERAL Member for Wright Scott Buchholz has planted seeds of joy among Tamborine Mountain Garden Club members by announcing $6330 for a shed extension.
The club will use the Commonwealth funding to double the size of the shed, which it uses to store equipment and signage at the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens.
The $12,660 extension – which the group will also pitch in $6330 for – will help support the annual Springtime on the Mountain festival, which is the main fundraiser for the gardens.
Mr Buchholz congratulated the Tamborine Mountain Garden Club on its success.
“The work the Tamborine Mountain Garden Club does in fundraising for, maintaining and promoting the Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens is an asset to the community,” he said.
“Through this grant they’ll be able to strengthen their capacity to keep running such a great Springtime on the Mountain festival and maintain the terrific condition of the gardens.”
Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens general manager Roger Lenehan said getting Commonwealth support through the Stronger Communities Program to expand the shed was a major boost.
“These gardens and the festival have been going for about 33 years and it’s entirely community-driven,” he said.
“Over time the festival has doubled in size and, as the festival has grown, we’ve needed more space – through this grant we’ll be able to double the size of our shed, which will make a major difference.”
Work will get under way to build a retaining wall for the shed extension in the coming weeks.
Springtime on the Mountain runs from September 23 to September 25, 2016.
Tamborine Mountain Garden Club patron Margaret Bell, Tamborine Mountain Botanic Gardens general manager Roger Lenehan, Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz and Springtime on the Mountain convenor Margaret Pile look forward to seeing the shed doubled in size.