Burnley Gardens 2013 - celebrating 150 years of gardening
The Friends of Burnley Gardens
was formed in 1998. The group aims to
support for and foster public awareness of the historic Burnley
with special projects selected by the Friends in consultation
with Burnley Campus staff
into contact people with a common interest in the Burnley Gardens
Friends meet monthly throughout the year. Guest speakers attend
some meetings to talk on a variety of topics, generally related
to the Gardens, to horticulture or to an associated subject.
activities include trips to gardens of interest, working bees in
the Gardens and social events.
What's on in March 2013?
Tuesday 19th March: Propagation group PLANT SALE to celebrate the return of the cool weather! Outside the Nursery at Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond.
1.00 pm - 3.00 pm. Click here for the plant catalogue.
And coming up in April 2013....
Sunday 21st April
Tour of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne (Australian Garden)
A guided tour of the Australian garden site, including morning tea (BYO picnic lunch).
Cost: Self-drive: $30.00 (members), $40.00 non-members.
Self-drive is preferred, but mini-bus transport can be arranged at extra cost.
Bookings are essential - which will then be confirmed upon receipt of payment, as numbers are limited to 50. Click here for more information.
Contact Andrew Smith for bookings on 9035 6861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking is available on the Yarra Boulevard.
Membership is open to any person interested in the Gardens or simply keen to support the group. Monthly meetings are on campus, either in one of the classrooms (follow the signage) or in the gardens themselves (for working bees). Several organisations offer our members discounts. Visit Like to Join? for details.
For details of meetings and other activities for the year visit What's On.
the location of Burnley Gardens click
here and for a detailed map of the campus click
Friends of Burnley Gardens
University of Melbourne
School of Land and Environment
Yarra Boulevard, Richmond 3121
(Burnley Campus Administration): 03 9035 6800
03 9035 6885
Reference: Map 45 A12
is available in Yarra Boulevard (or contact Burnley Campus Administration
for a disabled parking voucher to park on-campus).
Friends produce 3 Newsletters each year. 'Papyrus' contains information
about the Gardens, features on plants and people and details of
events in horticulture around Melbourne. The most recent edition
is available at
The Rules of the Friends of Burnley Gardens must be read in conjunction with the model Rules published by Consumer Affairs Victoria.
Friends have been active in resisting commercial development in
the vicinity of the Gardens and lobbying for protection of open
space around the Gardens and along the Yarra Corridor.
tour of the Gardens is available at
Tour. This is an external link that takes
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the BACK button on your web browser to return to Friends of Burnley