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!


May 6 – 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Japanese Gardening – Kokedama Balls, with Tanja Beer, Creative Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

The Japanese make wonderful hanging gardens made from moss and small plants. Tanja will help us make our own Australian versions. Each participant will create one and take it home.Read more

May 6 – 3.30 pm -5.30pm

An afternoon in the Burnley Gardens celebrating the achievements of Geoff Olive (former Burnley Lecturer and Gardens Manager) Please note this is a Members and invited guests event only. read 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 
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Contact jillk@unimelb.edu.au
Last updated 19.04.2017