‘The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.’ - Rabindranath Tagore

The Melbourne Arboretum will be a place to celebrate and experience the richness of our land and its plant life – in a range of immersive ways. A vast and diverse forest of eucalyptus trees will be at the centre of this atmospheric space, with many branching areas of research opportunity, historical displays, educational journeys and tourist experiences. A place of community - where one can connect with others and the natural landscape.

A holistic destination that will delight local visitors and international friends, across all generations. The Melbourne Arboretum will be immersive, educational and transformative.

Come on this journey with us. We invite all expressions of interest to reach out at this developmental stage.

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CONSERVATION

Conservation is at the heart of the Melbourne Arboretum. We appreciate the importance in preserving the health and variety of different Eucalyptus species so that we can continue to reap the benefits of their beauty and contribution to humanity. An Arboretum was traditionally a place of research and conservation for trees - and this is something we would like to bring into our present day project.

EDUCATION

We value the importance of education when it comes to growth and research around our incredible plant life in Australia. We are proud to partner with some leading educational institutions in the early phases of the Arboretum Project. We look to foster a real appreciation and curiosity about trees and their incredible properties from early education to tertiary years and beyond. Education is forever.

EXPERIENCE

The Melbourne Arboretum will we an experiential destination like no other. An expanse of trees, winding paths, beautiful events, a historical village - a place to get lost in, wind down, and connect with the healing powers of nature. Bask in the glory of Australian Eucalypts whilst learning about and acknowledging this special land and its history.