Aboriginal Garden

Clayton Aboriginal garden

The Aboriginal Garden is a tranquil and beautiful setting hidden behind the Monash Sustainability Institute. It features plants and trees originally used by the South-Eastern and Eastern indigenous people of Australia for food, medicine, fibre and implements.

Aside from a range of flora, the garden also features a peaceful lake, chairs to relax upon and the Mullum Mullum Scarred Tree. The scar on the tree was created a long time ago by the Wurundjeri Balluk people of the Yarra Valley, when they cut the bark to make a shield. It was discovered lying in the Mullum Mullum Creek and donated to Monash University in 1999 as a gift.

Download the Guide to the Aboriginal Garden (PDF, 0.16 MB)

Did you know? The Aboriginal Garden was originally located at the front of 18 Innovation Walk. The garden was moved to its current location in 2007 to make way for development of the Science, Technology, Research and Innovation Precinct (STRIP).

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