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500 Yarra Boulevard
Richmond, 3121 Australia

August 2016

Art of Espalier

6 August 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard
Richmond, 3121 Australia
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$84 – $99

Pruning and The Art of Espalier Workshop, Melbourne. Demonstrating in the Burnley Gardens orchard, Chris England of Merrywood Plants will show you how to prune for different types of fruit tree training. Then, you have a go under his watchful eye. Later, under supervision you will work on your own tree (your choice of apple or pear) to create a beautiful piece of living art. Finally, you’ll take your tree home with you. Saturday 6 August 2016, 10am-1pm in The Nursery at…

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September 2016

Burnley Bees and Backyard Honey

14 September 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard
Richmond, 3121 Australia
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$5 – $15

Learn how to cultivate your own bee hive from apiarist Peter Dyer of Backyard Honey. Peter helps city dwellers with the necessary equipment and skills to host a bee hive in your backyard and harvest your own honey. Friends of Burnley Gardens. Burnley Campus MB11 (Main Building), 500 Yarra Boulevard, Richmond. Wednesday 14 September 2016, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Bookings essential ph 03 90356861 or contact Andrew Smith a.smith@unimelb.edu.au

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October 2016

Terrariums with Style

8 October 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard
Richmond, 3121 Australia
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$65 – $85

Workshop at Burnley College in Melbourne on how to create a terrarium with terrarium expert Sascha Andrusiak. Take home a terrarium you've made. An ideal Christmas gift! Saturday 8 October 2016, 10am-1pm. $65 members, $85 non-members. Includes terrarium and plants and morning tea. Bring sharp, clean secateurs and wear closed shoes. Bookings and prepayment essential friends.burnley@gmail.com

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December 2016

Christmas Plant Sale

14 December 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard
Richmond, 3121 Australia
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Free

Christmas Plant Sale at Burnley Gardens. Wednesday 14 December 2016 12:00 – 3:00 pm. Buy a sustainable gift or something to brighten your garden from our range of native, exotic and produce plants. Location – outside the Student Union Building Parking on Yarra Boulevard (Melways Map 45 & X872) Payments by cash only. Funds raised go to Burnley Gardens Projects - see Achievements for details

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February 2017

Botanical Art Workshops, Melbourne

15 February 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 8 March 2017

Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard
Richmond, 3121 Australia
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$200 – $240

Four weekly sessions in a small class with botanical artist Mali Moir working with watercolour pencils. This is a special workshop for Friends of Burnley Gardens members and the general public, and includes the opportunity to have your botanical illustrations included in a soon-to-be published book on Burnley Gardens.

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March 2017

Burnley Plant Sale

21 March 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard
Richmond, 3121 Australia
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Free

BURNLEY PLANT SALE on Tuesday 21 March 2016 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm. Select from a range of native, exotic and produce plants. Location – outside the Student Union Building, University of Melbourne Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard Richmond. Parking on Yarra Boulevard (Melways Map 45 & X872). Plant list will be available on the website. Payments by cash only. All funds raised go to Burnley Gardens Projects.

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May 2017

Making Kokedama balls, Melbourne

6 May 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard
Richmond, 3121 Australia
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$40 – $50

Whether this Kokedama art is for your bathroom, kitchen or shade area, you’ll love the experience of botanically crafting green growing spheres of moss and Australian plants. Tanja Beer will give an introduction to her art and work, then demonstrate how to make a Kokedama ball. Finally, under her watchful eye you’ll make your own glowing globe of greenness to take home. Plus, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to create more. When: Saturday 6 May 2017 Place: Room PSL6…

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June 2017

Plant Sale at Burnley, Melbourne

7 June 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard
Richmond, 3121 Australia
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Free

Vegie seedlings, native plants, salvias and more on sale on the Corymbia Lawn behind the Student Union building. Parking on Yarra Blvd. Full plant list on the Friends of Burnley Gardens website Payments by cash only. Funds raised go to Burnley Gardens Projects. Wednesday 7 June 2017, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

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August 2017

Burnley Field Day, Melbourne

5 August 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard
Richmond, 3121 Australia
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Free – $80

Burnley Field Day Saturday 5 August 2017 10.00 am – 1.00 pm – Pruning Workshop with Chris England ($50-$65 bookings essential*) 11.00 am – 3.00 pm – Plant Sale (payments for plants is cash only) 3.00 pm  –  6.00 pm – Truffle Seminar The World of Truffles with Noel Fitzpatrick ($65-$80, bookings essential*) Cash payments only - *Book via the FOBG website Other attractions: Sausage sizzle, coffee and cakes Parking on Yarra Boulevard (Melways Map 45 & X872)  

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The World of Truffles, Melbourne

5 August 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard
Richmond, 3121 Australia
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$65 – $80

Truffles have captured our imagination on for centuries. This treat of treats is black gold. Whether you want to grow your own or set up a business, this seminar introduces you to the mysterious truffle world. Black or white truffles? Oak or hazelnut host? This seminar with Noel Fitzpatrick covers all aspects of truffle growing, including choosing the right site, soil type, host tree and truffle life-cycle. There will also be a discussion and demonstration of truffle cooking techniques with…

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Botanical Art Workshops Melbourne

9 August 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard
Richmond, 3121 Australia
$200 – $240

Join accomplished botanical artist Mail Moir for these 2.5 hour x 4 sessions learning how to create beautiful botanical illustrations using the medium of water colour paint or pencil. These workshops are for FOBG members and friends and include the opportunity to have your botanical illustrations included in a soon to be published book on Burnley Gardens. About Mali: Mali is an accomplished botanical artist and graduate of Burnley. After horticulture, Mali studied botanical art and went on to work…

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October 2017

Botanical Art Workshops at Burnley Campus

4 October 2017 @ 10:00 am - 25 October 2017 @ 2:30 pm
Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard
Richmond, 3121 Australia
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A programme of 4 sessions of 2.5 hours each during October 2017. The medium will be watercolour paint and/or watercolour pencils. These workshops are for FOBG members and friends and include the opportunity to have your botanical illustrations included in a soon to be published book on Burnley Gardens. About Mali: Mali is an accomplished botanical artist and graduate of Burnley. After horticulture, Mali studied botanical art and went on to work as the botanical illustrator at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.…

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20 year celebration at Friends of Burnley Gardens

7 October 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard
Richmond, 3121 Australia
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A Celebration of our first 20 years at Friends of Burnley Gardens. The Guest speaker will be Dr Greg Moore OAM, former principal of Burnley, Arboriculturist and Researcher. About the celebration: Exactly 20 years ago (to the day), 15 people had a meeting together that changed the support basis for the Burnley Gardens. They were the first Friends of Burnley Gardens. Many of the inaugural group will be there to help us celebrate. Our Patron and guest speaker, Dr. Greg…

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Branches of Bromeliads

21 October 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Burnley Campus, 500 Yarra Boulevard
Richmond, 3121 Australia
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A creative workshop with Sascha Andrusiak. Sascha just loves being creative with plants. When you walk into her greenhouse at Burnley, it is “alive” with things growing - carnivorous plants, cacti, bromeliads, orchids and much more. She makes living sculptures. In this new workshop Sascha will guide you through how to mount bromeliads and little native orchids on a lichen-encrusted branch. These epiphytic plants are just the thing to make to give away as Christmas present or to keep and hang in a…

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