Current and up-coming


Fruit Tree Pruning, with Chris England
An introductory lecture is followed by a hands-on workshop (under Chris’ watchful eye). Using the demonstration fruit trees in the orchard of the Burnley Gardens you’ll learn to summer prune fruit trees to get maximum fruit. Chris will also demonstrate how to get fruit on espalier fruit trees.

This is a small group workshop, where you will “have a go” under an experts watchful eye. Suitable for beginners or as a refresher for experienced pruners.

About Chris:
Chris started his interest in horticulture when working at an orchard in Warrandyte. He graduated from Burnley, worked in retail nurseries, ran a garden maintenance business and grew espaliers as a hobby. This hobby blossomed into a business creating formal and informal espaliers – Merrywood Plants. Chris now sends his high quality espaliers all over Australia.

When:       Saturday 1st December 2018
 9.30 am – 12.30 pm.

Cost:          Members $50.  Non-members $65. (includes morning tea).

BYO:         Cleaned secateurs.  All plant material supplied.
Dress:       Please wear closed shoes (health and safety requirement).
PSL 6.  Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond.
Yarra Boulevard
Bookings essential: Via Trybooking


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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.