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!



The news you have all been waiting for – the latest FOBG Plant Sale, just in time for autumn planting. The usual great range of exotic and native plants will be available more


April meeting – talk by Dr John Dwyer, author and Burnley graduate.

Weeds, plants and people.
Why do some people spend so much effort trying to eradicate plants in certain circumstances, while other people nurture those very same species for food, medicine, or simple enjoyment of their beauty? more

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.




Banner photos: left Sue Murphy, centre and right Burnley Plant Guide
Background: Viburnum opulus,from the Burnley Plant Guide 
Website created and maintained by the Friends of Burnley Gardens
Contact jillk@unimelb.edu.au
Last updated 17.03.2017