Current and up-coming


Cheap Gardening books – an offer too good to refuse.

The Friends have received donations of many gardening books and and are offering them for sale to make some more money for the gardens. All the items are for sale for only $10. Click on the link to download the list, FOBG Gardening Books For Sale,  and email the Friends when you have decided what you would like to buy.

Botanical illustration classes with Mali Moir 

A new block of classes began in November  read more


 Fruit Tree Pruning, with Chris England

An introductory lecture is followed by a hands-on workshop (under Chris’ watchful eye). Using the demonstration fruit trees in the orchard of the Burnley Gardens you’ll learn to summer prune fruit trees to get maximum fruit. Chris will also demonstrate how to get fruit on espalier fruit trees.

This is a small group workshop, where you will “have a go” under an experts guidance. Suitable for beginners or as a refresher for 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 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 7th December 2019
Time: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Members $50. Non-members $65. (includes morning tea).

BYO: Cleaned secateurs. All plant material supplied.
Please wear closed shoes (health and safety requirement).
PSL 6. Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond. Parking: Yarra Boulevard

Bookings essential: Via Trybooking

Numbers are limited so book early
Click on the link to download the flyer: Summer pruning Workshop 2019



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.