Current and up-coming


Our year began in our traditional FOBG way with a Valentine’s Day dinner in the Burnley Gardens, held this year under our beautiful new Wisteria Arbor.

According to all reports it was a great night.  John Patrick spoke about Gardens of the Channel Islands


“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!

Tuesday 13 March at 6 pm.

We will start outside Reception at the Main Building at Burnley. The first hour will be spent in the Gardens before we resume at about 7pm in classroom MB11.

Andrew will take us to typical areas of the garden to explain how the annual maintenance regime is established.

Then will follow a classroom tutorial where you can prepare your very own seasonal maintenance schedule under guidance.

Place: Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond.
Time: 6.00 pm: Reception, 7.00 pm: Tutorial in MB 11
Cost: $10 (members),  $20 (non members)

Parking: available on the Boulevard

Click on the link to download the flyer Andrew Smith- Planning a maintenance regime


Non members are welcome to attend our events and meetings.

FOBG presentations are held in the Main Building (MB 11) in the Burnley Gardens, 500 Yarra Boulevard Richmond, unless otherwise noted. Follow the signs. Parking is available on the Boulevard for Burnley events, or on Campus if you have a Disablity Parking Permit.