Current and up-coming


We are currently enjoying our summer recess. Watch this space for our 2019 activities.


Thursday 14 February 2019 – St. Valentine’s Day

The Friends of Burnley Gardens invite you to our annual St. Valentine’s Day Dinner in the Burnley Gardens, to be held at the Long Table under our fabulous new Wisteria Arbour – (follow the signs) – followed by what promises to be a fascinating illustrated presentation:

David Daly from the famed Conifer Gardens Nursery will speak on “Growing cool climate plants in a changing environment: how to get the best out of the cool climate plants in your garden. Exciting and varied alternatives.”

David is a former student of Burnley College, and commenced work at Conifer Gardens Nursery at Ferny Creek in 1989. He is from the third generation of the well-respected nursery family who established Conifer Gardens in 1954. Conifer Gardens Nursery is widely considered to be among the very best Conifer and Japanese Maple nurseries in Australia. Many rare and unusual plants are available only here.
The extremely attractive Retail Nursery specialises in cool climate trees and shrubs, including Japanese Maples, Cornus, Magnolias, Camellias and conifers, with over 600 different cultivars.
The Wholesale Nursery specialises in larger sized Conifers, Magnolias, Japanese maples, Lagerstroemia, Cornus and many more.
David is a member of the International Plant Propagators Society, and was the World President in 2003-2004.

RSVP for the DINNER:    Friday 8 February
Venue:                          Burnley College, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond
Meeting places: 5.30 pm for dinner (follow the signs) to the Wisteria Arbour
7.30 pm for the Talk: meet at MB 11 in the Main building.
Cost:                            Meal and talk: $30 (members), $40 (non-members)
Talk only:                     $10 (members), $20 (non-members)
Bookings essential:;

Bookings Close Friday 8 February

NB here are no refunds available once you have booked with TryBooking
Bookings Close Friday 8 February


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.