Author: Lee Andrews


  • Introduction
  • Early Layout of the Gardens
  • Official Opening of the Gardens
  • Flooding a Problem
  • Crime Prevention
  • A Pleasant Resort
  • The Government Takes Over
  • Charles Bogue Luffman – First Principal
  • Education for Women
  • Horticulture to Agriculture
  • Burnley Rocks, More Floods
  • Post War – Mowing and Milking
  • Emily Gibson Makes Her Mark
  • No More Cows
  • Australian Plants Again Popular
  • Moving Ahead
  • Looming Change
  • Reference Material
  • Acknowledgements
  • Tree Planting – An Overview

Burnley Gardens, located in Richmond in Melbourne, were established in 1861 as the horticultural and experimental gardens of the Horticultural Society of Victoria (HSY). From the beginning, Burnley has been involved in horticultural research and education and continues as part of the University of Melbourne. Burnley Gardens has been placed on the Victorian Heritage Register as a site of state and potentially national significance.

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