Current and up-coming


Tuesday 17 May 2022
The FOBG invites you to a talk on Herb Trees, with Jill Bryant

When we think of herbs, we think of small ground-covers and herbaceous plants, but many of our most prized herbs actually derive from quite large trees.  Jill will illustrate her talk by means of living potted specimens of many tree herbs.


Jill has been a gardener for 70 years and passionate about herbs for over 40 years. Throughout all this time she has been very actively involved with the Herb Society of Victoria, and has written many articles for the Herbage magazine. Having studied Latin at school and Botany at University, botanic names came easily to her. A Secondary Teacher of English, Literature, History and even Horticulture for 54 years, she is a lover of antiques, and her collection of books and herbal antiques is extensive. Her pill-making machine from the1850s is her treasure! 


Place:              MB10 Burnley Campus
Time:              7.00pm for drinks and nibbles and 7.30pm for talk          

Cost:                $10 (members), $20 (non-members)

Bookings:        TryBooking

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NOTE: The talk will also be available by Zoom as well as in person. The Zoom link will be sent to you when you book a ticket.

Click on the link to download the flyer   Jill Bryant & Herb Trees


Thursday 28 April 2022
Autumn Flowers in Greece, with Geoff Crowhurst

The video of this delightful talk will be available on the members page shortly. Watch this space.




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.