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!


Despite all our restrictions, Andrew’s Plant of the Week goes on! Click on the link to check the latest 

Wednesday 16th September
7 for 7.30pm


The FoBG invite you to an illustrated talk on ZOOM by Su Laird, The New Naturalism   read more




* Unsure about using Zoom? Click Zoom instructions  for full and easy-to follow instructions


Other Friends groups newsletters

are  full of interest for FOBG members. We have listed them alphabetically, so scroll down to find your particular interest, or browse them all

Eucalyptus is the newsletter of the Australian Association of Friends of Botanic Gardens. Visit our page of links to other’s newsletters to read the latest edition.

Gardeners Gazette is the official publication of the Royal Horticultural Society of Victoria. You can find a link on the same page.   You will need to scroll down

Bio-security Webinar

An organisation known as the Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network is running a series of Webinars, beginning on May 20.  These sound really interesting and relevant read more




Covid19 message from President Sandra McMahon

Dear Members and Friends,
In the face of the really serious global threat from the COVID19 pandemic, and the current ruling from the Government against pubic gatherings of more than two people, we must sadly postpone our usual activities until we are permitted to resume. At this stage it is safe to assume that none of the events scheduled before Spring will take place. Rest assured that your committee will work hard to compensate for this down the track! We’ll keep you informed. In the meantime, stay well!
With best wishes,
Sandra McMahon
President FOBG.

2020 Autumn Newsletter is here!  more
From the Propagation group

Grow a handsome tree with some Aussie history attached. The Plant Propagation Group has Gallipoli Oaks Quercus coccifera subsp. calliprinos for sale for $5 each. more




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



There’s an Australian Plant Society Seminar all about them, coming up soon more