The FOBG is a welcoming group of friends and neighbours of the Burnley Gardens, including former and present students and staff of the Burnley Campus, who love gardens and gardening. We are dedicated to supporting the historic Burnley Gardens, and we have a lot of fun in doing so!
You are invited to our 2023 traditional Valentine’s Day event, on Sunday 12 February 2023: Dinner under the Wisteria Arbour (5.00 pm) followed by
‘Un-gardening at Heronswood’, a talk with Bill Bampton (at 7.00 pm) Find out more
January is a rest month for the FOBG – we start up our activities again in February. Meanwhile our summer edition of our newsletter Papyrus has been emailed to members, or if you didn’t receive it, it is on our Members Only page, which is accessible with a password. Old newsletters are available to all at this link.
Tradition Innovation in Belgian Landscape Design – A recording of this excellent talk by FOBG President Sandra McMahon IS NOW available for Members. Visit the page Members only and enter the password.
Thursday 15th The Friends of Burnley Gardens presented illustrated talks by PhD candidates Zahra Saraeian and Dean Schrieke Australian Annuals for Green Roof Use, and Ecological Succession on Green Roofs
Watch for news of a recorded version
Our latest newsletter is now available for Members only
Vale Carol Ferguson
Many of our members would know Carol Ferguson, who was one of the earliest members of FOBG and a tireless and dedicated Committee member for many years.
We received the sad news of her death after a long illness, from her husband Bryce.
Read our latest Graduate of the Month
A recording of our June talk ‘Climate Ready Trees’ will be available soon.
FOBG Newsletter – special edition – farewell to Andrew Smith.
Our tri-annual newsletter is normally only available for our financial members. This edition, however is a special tribute and farewell to our Gardens Curator and friend Andrew Smith, on his retirement after 34 years of service to the Gardens, and we felt it should be freely available to the general public. Read this autumn edition.
Our BONANZA HORTICULTURAL BOOK SALE continues!!
Graham Purdy has bequeathed his wonderful collection of horticultural books to the FOBG for fund raising. They are in very good condition, and most are well known classics of horticultural literature, by well known authors. We are offering them at bargain prices. Committee member Cheryl has catalogued them all (which has been quite a job). Here they are, listed by category and title. Book Sale Or check out our Book of the Week,
PLUS a hands-on sale at the Burnley Big Day Out
Visit the Members only page for
-The latest edition of our newsletter Papyrus
-See the video of John Delpratt’s talk on restoring flowering grasslands
-David Beardsell’s talk on grafting
-Sonia Ross’s lovely bird video…. and more
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Find out what other like-minded groups have been up to. The Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens are now producing a fortnightly newsletter. more