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!


Updated program

An updated version of the annual program has arrived, and is available on the Calendar page. If you’ve already downloaded your copy, you might like to note two changes: an extra event in May, and the confirmed date of November 4th for the Yarra River Cruise. The May event is a celebration for Geoff Olive, with his family and our FOBG friends. The afternoon tea walk will be led by Andrew Smith.

March meeting

john rayner portraitAt our March meeting, hear interesting and entertaining Burnley Lecturer John Rayner talk about his experiences developing his garden at Emerald, with the (tongue-in-cheek?) title Growing, killing, learning and succeeding with plants at Emerald.  No doubt we can all learn a lot from his experiences!

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Influential Garden People

Talk by Burnley Graduate Dr. Anne Vale read more

Music in the garden

Music at Cloude Hill with Simon Rickard read more


Banner photos: left Sue Murphy, centre and right Burnley Plant Guide
Background: Rosa banksiae 'Lutea',from the Burnley Plant Guide 
Website created and maintained by the Friends of Burnley Gardens
Contact jillk@unimelb.edu.au
Last updated 16.02.2017