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!

JULY

Dont forget to check our latest Plant of the Week

Did you miss the Burnley webinar?  Never mind, its not too late.
Click on the image for a bigger version, or on the link to go the webinar. go.unimelb.edu.au/xz6j

 

Disappointing news – Winter Pruning Workshop cancelled.

We are very sorry to advise that in line with new Covid 19 restrictions affecting Metropolitan Melbourne, we have now cancelled our Winter Pruning Workshops on August 1, 2020.

If you had already booked, you will be contacted to organise a refund or credit for the Summer Pruning workshop (as you prefer).
Our thanks to Chris England for his understanding in these difficult times.
Stay safe and well everyone,

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

 

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

JUNE

THE WINTER NEWSLETTER IS HERE, HOT OFF THE PRESS! FOLLOW THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY. Winter Newsletter 2020

MAY

Virtual talk

Have you been frustrated by the need for a password to see the Zoom recording of our Birding talk? Well grit your teeth no more – here it is!  

LINK TO TALK: https://zoom.us/rec/share/_tdIM56o32xLWYXT-GXwZ_BiIrrZeaa82nIX_aEPyEZMMR48kmiygCDQFtvgcFsS

PASSWORD: 1P&S3^+2

I’m sure many of us left the meeting wanting to become Birders, and the presenters have kindly provided us with links to the video and the Zoom presentation, in case you missed it, or would like to see it again.. Read more

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

 

 

APRIL

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
GALLIPOLI OAKS AVAILABLE.

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

 

 

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

 

LOVE MINT BUSHES?

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