Learners, staff and visitors will enjoy the newest additions to the property’s breathtaking vista – 40 non-fruiting trees (Melia Azedarach ‘Elite’ or commonly known as Australian White Cedar trees), each symbolising a year of Holmesglen’s operation.
“Each tree will grow to between 6m and 8m tall and will form an attractive canopy over time,” said Holmesglen at Eildon Manager Rozanne Lawton.
Holmesglen at Eildon represents the Institute’s journey to excellence.
The 660-acre site has developed from a working cattle farm to a multiple Australian Tourism Awards winner and RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame member.
Against the backdrop of the Rubicon State Forest, Holmesglen at Eildon hosts events, conferences and includes various accommodation options, including for corporate and school groups.
Holmesglen learners, from various study areas, grow their student experience each year at the property – such as our commercial cookery students, who take part in Paddock to Plate, a program that gives them the opportunity to use local produce to prepare meals for guests.
Holmesglen Chief Executive Mary Faraone said the recent Eildon tree-planting celebrations reflect Holmesglen’s values and commitment to changing the lives of local and international learners.
“Over the last 40 years, Holmesglen Institute has embedded itself as an education icon in Victoria through its range of progressive, inclusive and innovative TAFE programs.
“These trees will be a lasting legacy that represents the incredible work of Holmesglen Institute in tertiary teaching and learning, innovation, research and industry collaboration.”