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!


  • Happy New Year to all our members and friends! Our activities for the year kicked  off as usual with our famous Valentine’s Day dinner.  All report  that this was a highly successful evening.
  • Classes in botanical illustration with Mali Moir are starting up again, on the 21st February. Numbers are limited, so book your place soon! more


“Maintain your garden through the seasons”
, with Andrew Smith, Curator of the Burnley Gardens.

Don’t know when you should be cutting back? Don’t know when to feed? In short, don’t know what you should be doing when, in the home garden? Well, you’re about to learn from someone who’s had 30 year’s experience in the Burnley gardens! more




Take a look at our beautiful new pergola. NB Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to see all the pics   more




The latest copy of our newsletter Papyrus is available.. Visit FOBG Newsletter to download your copy.

PS An updated version of the annual program is available on the Calendar page. 


Banner photos: left Sue Murphy, centre and right Burnley Plant Guide
Background: Sedum spectabile, from the Burnley Plant Guide.
Website created and maintained by the Friends of Burnley Gardens
Contact jillk@unimelb.edu.au
Last updated 16.02.2018