Current and up-coming

APRIL  2 events – scroll down for the second

1. Saturday April 10
Garden Photography Workshop with Paul Kertes: how to photograph gardens, plants and flowers For beginners and enthusiasts   Click on the pic for a bigger view and read all about it!


Click on the link to download the flyer: Garden Photography Workshop April 2021






2. Wednesday April 14th
The FOBG invite you to an evening of  Mystery, History and Intrigue

FOBG members Kirsten Binns Smith and Michèle Adler take you on a journey of exploration to find out about two of the Founders of the Burnley Gardens – John Dallachy and James Scott. These two (of three) men on the Committee of the Horticultural Society of Victoria in 1860 were in charge of choosing the site for the future Experimental Gardens, now known as the Burnley Gardens. Information about the two men was scant and some of what was available and written previously has proven to be incorrect.

“Our Burnley Gardens history is a treasure trove awaiting discovery.”

About the presenters:

Kirsten Binns-Smith was the primary researcher for John Dallachy.  Her fact-finding mission ranged from Scottish archives, The Royal Horticultural Society in Chiswick U.K., Sri Lanka’s plantations and emigration, the history of early Melbourne, Latrobe’s vision for the Melbourne Botanic Gardens and plant collecting for Von Mueller out of Rockingham Bay in FNQ (Cardwell).

Michèle Adler, who researched James Scott, discovered ’babies in the backyard in Hawthorn’, Victoria’s first nursery woman and one of the first female enrolments in horticulture in 1899.



where: MB10, Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond.
when: Wednesday April 14th,  pm for 7.30pm
Price: TBA

Bookings essential:  at TRYBOOKING

To book please follow the link: 

Bookings close Wednesday 14th April at 3.00 pm.  

Click on the link to download the flyer: History Mystery and Intrigue April 2021

To review two of our popular videos: Successful grafting, with David Beardsell, and Birds of Nillumbik with Sonia Ross go to our new video page. John Delpratt’s talk on grasslands is coming soon.


PARKING is available on the Yarra Boulevard (Melways Map 45 & X872) for Burnley events, or on Campus if you have a Disablity Parking Permit, otherwise no car access to campus.
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.