Kenneth Hunt garden

Clayton Kenneth Hunt garden

The Kenneth Hunt garden was named in honour of Monash University's first Dean of Engineering, Professor Kenneth Hunt.  It is largely an English-styled garden, planted with exotic species and features Newton's Apple tree – a clone from the original tree from which Sir Isaac Newton reportedly observed an apple fall, prompting him to formulate his theories of motion and gravity. In 2012, the Kenneth Hunt garden underwent significant redevelopment and expansion to provide more seating areas and better access.

Did you know? Newton's Apple tree is a "Flower of Kent" apple variety.  It was planted in the Kenneth Hunt garden in 1975, by Sir Louis Matheson (Monash University's first Vice Chancellor) amid much pomp and ceremony.

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