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 Friends of Burnley Gardens wish all our members and supporters a happy and healthy year in 2022.  May we have plenty of opportunities for Friends activities! Watch this space for news of our plans for the year.


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

 Our latest newsletter Papyrus has arrived for Members reading pleasure.  Check the Members Only link.

CHECK OUT Andrew’s 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

NOTE: John Delpratt’s talk is now available to non-members for a small donation. Visit Trybooking to buy a ticket/make a donation.  https://www.trybooking.com/BQSTC


 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