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Pam Vardy : Women In Horticulture Interview

What drew you to horticulture initially?I started my working career as a Trained Infant Teacher (grades Prep to 2) in Melbourne. Following my marriage, I spent two years in Hobart and one year in Orange NSW, before settling in Devonport, … Continue reading

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Jane Edmanson : Women in Horticulture : Interview

What drew you to horticulture originally?I have a country background, born in Mildura, and grew up with my parents who had a citrus and avocado farm. Mum had a beautiful garden so I guess it was in my blood. She … Continue reading

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Karen Sutherland : Women in Horticulture : Interview

What drew you to horticulture originally? It was pre-destined – horticulture is in my genes – my mother dug the garden over, the day I was born, and I come from a family of farmers and gardeners, at least on … Continue reading

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Emmaline Bowman : Women in Horticulture : Interview

“What drew you to horticulture initially?” Initially I would never have thought I would be involved in horticulture as my passion revolved around animals. However to have animals you need a balanced and healthy ecosystem that comprises of many different … Continue reading

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Book Review

“The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants” by Jennifer Jewell. This new book by Cultivating Place radio presenter Jennifer Jewell, gives us valuable insight into how our notable sisters from around the globe … Continue reading

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Yarra Ranges Council : Community Solutions in a Changing Climate, Friday 9th August, 2019

Are you concerned about what a changing climate means for you? Have you wondered how climate change will impact your local community? To learn more come along to this event which will be facilitated by Dr Susie Burke, an environmental … Continue reading

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Friends of Burnley Garden : Fruit Tree Pruning, Saturday 3rd August, 2019

FOBG is pleased to have Chris England from Merrywood Plants demonstrate fruit tree pruning. For further details please see this flyer.

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Friends of Burnley Gardens : Flora of Sichuan – In the footsteps of the great plant hunter Ernest Wilson, Wednesday 29 May, 2019

FOBG is fortunate to have Geoff Crowhurst, once again as a guest speaker. His travels this time have taken him to China in search of rare and beautiful plants. For more info please see the flyer here.

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Friends of Burnley Garden : Valentine’s Day 14th February, 2019

The Annual Valentine’s Day Dinner for the Friends of Burnley Garden will be held at the Long Table under the new Wisteria Arbour.  Guest speaker is David Daly from the famed Conifer Gardens Nursery will speak on “Growing cool climate plants in … Continue reading

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Alison Pouliot Photography : Book Launch Wednesday 20th Feb, 2019

Although relatively little known, fungi provide the links between the terrestrial organisms and ecosystems that underpin our functioning planet.   This Allure is represented in this book of photography showing all facets of fungi. Come along to this book launch: Wednesday … Continue reading

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