Current and up-coming


Wednesday 30 October
Sandra McMahon presents Understanding colour in planting design, and the Development of the Colour Spectrum Garden at Burnley


About Sandra: Sandra is the current President of the Friends of Burnley Gardens. She studied at Burnley, and established her own landscape design business, Gardenscape Design,in 1998.She is regularly contracted to lecture on planting design at the Burnley Horticultural Campus. Several years ago she was invited to design the new Swan Street Plantings and the Colour Spectrum Garden at Burnley. The fundamental principle underlying her design is a primary reliance on plants, rather than on hard landscaping, to achieve structure in a garden.



Where: MB 10 in the Main Building, Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond.
Time: 7.00 pm drinks & nibbles, 7.30 for the talk
Cost: $10 (members), $20(non-members)
Parking:available on the Boulevard (see below)

Click on the image for a bigger view; click on the link to download the flyer. Colour Theory talk by Sandra McMahon October 2019




November tour of trees and gardens of Camperdown in the Western District. 

Click on the thumbnail for a bigger view, or on the link to download a flyer as a PDF.  Camperdown tour 2019


Friday 15th -Sunday 17th November

Friday 15th November – am:  suggest travelling to Camperdown via Colac and visiting Colac Botanic Gardens

Accomodation –  suggestions

Manifold Motor Inn, 1800 816 915
Camperdown Cascade Motel, 5593 1144
Amble Inn Motel
There are several B&Bs that can be found by googling









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.