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! 


A recording of our June talk ‘Climate Ready Trees’ will be available soon.


Winter Recess


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.




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

CHECK OUT Andrew’s LAST? Plant of the WeekAnd don’t forget  the latest Burnley Graduate of the Month 



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


 To find our old newsletters, click here

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 AAFOBG news

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