Current and up-coming

JUNE AND JULY  WINTER RECESS, except for botanical illustration (SEE BELOW).


Burnley Field Day – Saturday 5 August 2017

Warm up your winter with our program of Fruit Tree Pruning, followed by a Truffle seminar afternoon, plus a Plant Sale! (See our Plant Sale page for details)

About the events – MORNING

secateursA Pruning Workshop, for beginners or as a refresher for more experienced gardeners. There will be a lecture/demonstration of pruning techniques for all sorts of fruit trees and citrus. There will also be a supervised pruning session in the Burnley Field Station where Chris will instruct and help you.
BYO cleaned secateurs, gloves and closed shoes. Morning tea included.

Bookings and advance payment essential. Cost = $50 for members, $65 non-members

About the events – AFTERNOON

TrufflesonscalesThe World of Truffles Seminar with well-known truffle consultant Noel Fitzpatrick will cover all aspects of choosing land for growing truffles and the required growing conditions and host plants. There will also be a discussion, demonstration and tasting of truffle cooking techniques. Opportunity to purchase truffles at a discounted price.

Bookings and advance payment essential.Cost = $65 for members, $80 non-members

Our famous PLANT SALE

will be held from 11:00 am – 3.00 pm on the Citriodora Lawn at the rear of the student building.  The plant list will be available soon on our Plant Sale Page

WHEN: Saturday 5 August 2017
WHERE: Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond.
Pruning = PSL6, Plant Sale = Citriodora lawn, Truffles Seminar =
The Hall

10.00 am – 1.00 pm Pruning Workshop with Chris England (bookings essential)
11.00 am – 3.00 pm Plant Sale (payments for plants is cash only)
3.00 pm  –  6.00 pm – Truffle Seminar The World of Truffles
with Noel Fitzpatrick (bookings essential)


Burnley Field Day August 2017
Truffle Seminar
Fruit Tree Pruning



The FOBG invite you to join us for 4 Botanical Art Workshops in  June and July 2017 with Mali Moir.

The program consists of four sessions of 2.5 hours each.The medium will be watercolour pencils.
* small class size
* the opportunity to have your botanical illustrations included in a soon to be published book on the Burnley Gardens

About Mali:   Mali is an accomplished botanical artist and graduate of Burnley.
After horticulture, Mali studied botanical art and went on to work as the botanical illustrator at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. She now exhibits her work and runs botanical art classes.
She can cater for all levels of expertise, from the … “I really can’t draw” to “I just need some help with this”.

When: Wednesday 28 June and 5 July, 12 July and 19 July 2017
10 am – 12.30 pm
Cost: Total for the 4 sessions  –  Members $200       Non-members $240
Venue: Burnley Campus, University of Melbourne, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond.
Parking: Rear car park, off F R Smith Drive.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.  Phone Jennene 0412 097 068 or email
(NB:  A minimum of 5 registrations are required for the class to commence. Maximum in the class will be 10 people)

       Your booking and payment in full must be made by Friday 19 May 2017


EFT – Please notate with your name
BSB 063420       Account No – 100 18095
Account Name – Friends of Burnley Gardens Inc
Payment by Cheque –
Payable to Friends of Burnley Gardens Inc, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond 3121



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.