Current and up-coming


Brrr. Is it cold where you are? The FOBG are enjoying their winter recess this month. However our Botanical Art classes are still running. The next block of classes will focus on the technique known as chiaroscuro  read more


Saturday 3rd August 10.00 am to 1.00 pm –  fruit tree pruning with Chris England. 

Learn to prune different types of fruit trees – apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums and citrus.. Learn to keep trees healthy and to a workable height, and to recognise the different types of growth, and prune for maximum fruit.

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

About Chris: Chris started his interest in horticulture when working at an orchard in Warrandyte. He graduated from Burnley, worked in retail nurseries, ran a garden maintenance business and pruned fruit trees professionally. He grew espaliers as a hobby.  This hobby blossomed into a business creating formal and informal espaliers – Merrywood Plants.  Chris now sends his high quality espaliers all over Australia.  


When:       Saturday 3 August  2019
Time:        10.00 am – 1.00 pm.
Cost:         Members $55.  Non-members $70. (includes morning tea).
BYO:        Cleaned secateurs.  All plant material supplied.
Dress:       Please wear closed shoes (health and safety requirement).
Venue:      PSL 6.  Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond. (Follow signs to Reception.) 
Access via the entrance to the Burnley Campus of the University of Melbourne gateway, off Yarra Boulevard

Bookings are essential – numbers are limited so book early.
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As an added bonus, the Propagation Group will be holding their Winter Plant Sale to coincide with the workshop    more





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FOBG presentations are held in the Main Building (MB 11) in the Burnley Gardens, 500 Yarra Boulevard Richmond, unless otherwise noted. Follow the signs.