The Burnley campus is renowned for teaching and research in environmental and ornamental horticulture. Set on 9 hectares of heritage-listed gardens, the grounds began operating as a learning centre at the forefront of horticultural education in 1891. A strong collective of academics and contributors continue to develop education in horticultural processes to meet industry demands.
Teaching at Burnley
Our students choose from short courses, associate and bachelor degrees, post-graduate studies and research. We specialize in training for urban landscape management, nursery and cut flower production, landscape design and construction, park management, turf management and arboriculture. At Burnley you have the opportunity to experience the theory and practice of horticulture, and engage in application of the latest industry technologies, ranging from computer aided design to thermal imaging.
Burnley’s horticultural graduates are sought by employees and continue to make major contributions to this growing industry.
Research at Burnley
Research activity at the campus is rapidly expanding and is well known around the world. Burnley is the base for collaborating scientists who are developing an Australian focused green infrastructure program. Strategic planting on valuable free space, such as the roofs and walls in our cities, is set to transform the urban environments of the future. Burnley leads the way in researching the application of vegetation techniques for climate change adaptation, and our experts consult with councils and developers, including the City of Melbourne and City of Monash council chambers, to initiate green roof installation in Australia.
Burnley is located within the Melbourne CBD, approximately 5km from the city centre.
- By road, the campus can be entered from Yarra Boulevard, or if coming from the North, from Swan Street.
- By tram, take the number 70 from Flinders Street to stop number 18.
- By train, the nearest stations are Burnley (and then tram along Swan Street) or Heyington on the Glen Waverley line.