Welcome to the Friends of Burnley Gardens

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!


Cheap Gardening books – an offer too good to refuse.

The Friends have received donations of many gardening books and and are offering them for sale to make some more money for the gardens. All the items are for sale for only $10. Click on the link to download the list, FOBG Gardening Books For Sale,  and email the Friends friends.burnley@gmail.com when you have decided what you would like to buy.

Botanical illustration classes with Mali Moir 

A new block of classes began in November  read more


Fruit Tree Pruning, with Chris England

An introductory lecture is followed by a hands-on workshop (under Chris’ watchful eye). Using the demonstration fruit trees in the orchard of the Burnley Gardens you’ll learn to summer prune fruit trees to get maximum fruit. Chris will also demonstrate how to get fruit on espalier fruit trees more.



11th – Christmas plant sale. The plant list is now available, and what a list it is.   read more