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!


Brrr. Is it cold where you are? The FOBG are enjoying their winter recess this month. However our Botanical Art classes are still running. The next block of classes will focus on the technique known as chiaroscuro  read more

By the way – have you all seen our new slide show? have a look at these beautiful images  see slide show



Saturday 3rd August 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Fruit Tree Pruning with Chris England.  Learn to prune different types of fruit trees – apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums and citrus read more

As an added bonus, the Propagation group will be holding one of their excellent Plant Sales, to coincide with the pruning workshop.  Plant list available now, to plan your shopping. more

Wednesday 14th August at 6.00 pm

Our Annual General Meeting, followed by an interesting and informative talk on trees, by Sue Murphy, former Burnley lecturer, and now in charge of trees for the City of Booroondara. more




The Autumn Newsletter is here!

The Autumn edition of our newsletter Papyrus here! Download your copy now!