The UPDATED 2017 members program is available now. Click on the link to download your copy. 2017 Members Program celebration final
Saturday 6 May
10 am – 12 pm.
Creative Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
|Workshop - Japanese Gardening – Kokedama Balls
The Japanese make wonderful hanging gardens made from moss and small plants. Tanja will help us make our own Australian versions of these. Each participant will create one and take it home. All materials provided.
Saturday 6 May
3.30 pm -5.30pm
Members and invited guests event only.
Burnley Gardens Manager and the FOBG Committee
|An afternoon in the Burnley Gardens celebrating the achievements of Geoff Olive (former Burnley Lecturer and Gardens Manager).
Andrew will lead a walk around the Gardens. He will point out and talk about the many designs and plantings that Geoff created during his career at Burnley. The walk will be preceded by afternoon tea at The Sugar Gum table. Geoff’s family will be present.
|June and July||Winter Recess|
10am – 1pm
Members $54, visitors $65
(includes morning tea).
|Chris England |
Burnley graduate, owner of Merrywood Plants, specialist in espalier.
|General fruit tree pruning
Learn to prune different types of fruit trees - apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums, citrus. Learn to recognise the different types of growth, keep trees healthy and to a workable height and prune for maximum fruit. Hands-on workshop. Small group. For beginners or experienced.
2.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Members $65, visitors $80
(includes truffle tasting at afternoon tea)
International Truffle consultant, Victorian truffle farmer and Burnley graduate.
|The World of Truffles
Revered by Greek and Roman rulers as an aphrodisiac of great power, banned in medieval times and highly prized in the Renaissance, truffles have captured our imagination for centuries. This treat of treats is black gold. Whether you want to grow your own or set up a business, this seminar introduces you to the mysterious truffle world. Black or white truffles? Oak or hazelnut host? Growing conditions? There are good reasons why truffle is one of the most expensive culinary ingredients in the world.
Opportunity to purchase fresh truffles.
AGM 6 pm
Talk 7 for 7.30 pm
Members free / visitors $15 speaker tba
Election of FOBG Committee
and Annual report
Talk topic and speaker tbc.
Talk 7 for 7.30 pm
7 pm for 7.30 pm
Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne, former Burnley Plant ID lecturer and Burnley graduate
|Plants, plants, plants
There’s much on the web about plants but a lot of it doesn’t deal with Australian conditions or Australian plants. Jill will show you The Burnley Plant Guide, Burnley's own database of plants (and all that it can do to make your life a breeze) that she has been working on for a decade. You are encouraged to bring in a plant in flower or fruit from your garden for identification and discussion.
Members Free / visitors $15
|A Celebration of our first 20 years of FOBG|
Dr Greg Moore, FOBG Patron
Former principal of Burnley, Arboriculturist and researcher
|Drones, the busy bees for arborists and gardeners
Exactly 20 years ago 15 people had a meeting together that changed the support basis for the Burnley Gardens.
Our Patron, Greg Moore was one of the founding group of FOBG. He will speak to us on emerging technology that can be used to great gardening advantage.
10 am – 12 pm.
All materials supplied
|Sascha Andrusiak |
|Branches of Bromeliads workshop
Sascha will weave her magic once more for you to create the “perfect, minimum water living sculpture” on a branch encrusted with lichen.
|November Saturday 4|
Price: $35 (members) $45
(non-members). Price includes picnic lunch, tea, coffee, water, guided commentary whilst on board. BYO extra drinks, hats, sunscreen.
Yarra River Cruise from Herring Island to Melbourne City and back.
|Gardens from the Yarra – an unexpected vista
The river boat will pick us up at the floating dock at Herring Island. Then we cruise along the river, with commentary, past Como, luxury properties, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Government House, Melbourne Park, the MCG and Olympic Park, Alexandra Gardens and Birrarung Mar.
Delicious Dianne will make us a picnic lunch for the cruise.
Once in the city we will visit the Art Gallery’s secret garden and/or Birrarung Mar from the land as time permits. We will then return by riverboat back to Herring Island arriving ~3 pm.
|Plant sales to be advised throughout the year||Plant sales||A range of native, exotic and produce plants for sale
See website for plant list www.fobg.org.au
Cash sales ONLY.
- non members are welcome to attend 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.