Our fund-raising activities have been a major support to the Gardens over the years. Some recent projects include:


New concrete lining for the Lily Ponds.


  • renovation of the Luffman Lily Ponds
  • a table and seating made from the timber of a venerable Sugar Gum that sadly had to be removed for safety reasons.

first view



  • new ornamental gates for the Field Station
    (the former orchard). These are based on a design concept suggested by Michele Adler, and illustrate the historic use of the Field Station, formerly known as the Orchard, for trialling fruit trees. Click on the image for a closer view. The gates were officially opened by Carolyn Blackman
    on Friday 8th November 2013, and they were named in honour of Michele, in recognition of her wonderful contribution to the Burnley teaching program, and to the Gardens and their Friends.