Creswick Campus Grounds

Creswick Campus.

In October 2010, The University of Melbourne celebrated 100 years of forest education on the Creswick campus.  The foundations of the campus were laid in 1909, when Tremearne House was purchased by the State Government. The Victorian School of Forestry (VSF) and the University of Melbourne officially amalgamated in 1980, cementing the longstanding history the two institutions have shared since the mid-1920s.


The Creswick campus has a significant collection of trees planted and nurtured as an arboretum over its 100 year history. 

The recent drought took its toll and measures were taken to manage and retain the most valuable trees around the campus. The University’s ground managers are working to preserve and develop the grounds. The arboretum walk will continue to be developed over several years, replacing and expanding the collection to improve the overall landscape, adding to the heritage value of the site.