Current and up-coming


Xmas Burnley Gardens Walk, with Sascha Andrusiak
3:30pm on Saturday 25th November 2023

Join Burnley Gardens Manager Sascha Andrusiak for a fun filled and informative walk around the Burnley Gardens. Sascha will share fascinating historical and horticultural insights, followed by relaxed light refreshments in the picturesque surrounds.










When 3:30 – 6:00pm, Saturday 25th November 2023
Where Reception, Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond
Cost $10, light refreshments included
Bring Closed toe shoes and hat
Parking Yarra Boulevard – see NOTES below
Booking Bookings essential here, numbers strictly limited.

Click on the link to download the flyer for the fridge 2023 – November Xmas Walk in Burnley Gardens



 Summer Fruit Tree Pruning with Chris England
Saturday 2nd December at 10.00 am

Join Chris for an introductory lecture followed by a hands-on workshop. Hear all about how to Summer prune fruit trees to maximise fruit production, then practice your skills in the Burnley Field Station orchard. Chris will also show you how to produce fruit on espaliered trees.

This is a small group workshop, where you will practice under an expert’s watchful eye.  Suitable for beginners or as a refresher for experienced pruners.









When           10.00 am –1.00 pm, Saturday 2nd December 2023
Where          PSL6, Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond
Cost              Members $50, Non-members $65, morning tea included
Bring            Cleaned secateurs, closed toe shoes and hat

Booking      TryBooking here, numbers strictly limited.

Parking       Yarra Boulevard – See NOTES below

Click on the link to download the flyer for the fridge 2023 – December Workshop Summer Fruit Tree Pruning


By the way….books are still available from our BONANZA HORTICULTURAL BOOK SALE !!

Graham Purdy has bequeathed his wonderful collection of horticultural books to the FOBG for fund raising. They are in very good condition, and most are well known classics of horticultural literature, by well known authors.  We are offering them at bargain prices. Committee member Cheryl has catalogued them all (which has been quite a job). Here they are, listed by category and title.  Book Sale 



PARKING is available on the Yarra Boulevard (Melways Map 45 & X872) for Burnley events, or on Campus if you have a Disability Parking Permit, otherwise no car access to campus.
are welcome to attend our events and meetings.
TALKS are held in the Main Building in the Burnley Gardens, 500 Yarra Boulevard Richmond, unless otherwise noted. Follow the signs.
THE INTENTION will be for talks to be in person and also via Zoom.
GENERALLY talks are in the evening (7pm for 7.30pm start) and workshops are in the morning. Individual flyers with details will be sent out in advance.