La Trobe’s Hidden Gems: Zen Garden

To have the opportunity to study outdoors among the trees, makes us incredibly lucky here at La Trobe’s Bundoora campus. 

With all the different areas across such a large campus, it can be difficult to find that one reliable study space that’s right for you.

So, if you’re looking for a quiet place with loads of space then the Zen Garden is for you!

Situated between the Peribolos East and West buildings, this garden has its own hidden spaces.  

With a circle of trees encasing the pond, the patch of grass behind  is a perfect spot for a well-earned nap or picnic. 

Each tree running alongside has its own seating area, perfect to stretch out in the sun and get that work done. This well-kept garden isn’t far from the Agora and usually has heaps of room for students.  

With a wide variety of trees and flowers, this is the garden where you can sit amongst the petals and fallen leaves. (It’s a great setting for photos as well.)

But, this garden is also part of something more.

The front of the garden features a sculpture from La Trobe Art Institute’s Sculpture ParkThe Sculpture Park collection features works from every decade since the beginning of La Trobe University in the mid-1960’s. Across campus you will find a variety of sculptures that reflect the trends in the Australian sculpture industry.  

Sculpture by Herman Hohaus, Sofia, 1970 

So take advantage of this place of serenity before the winter chill sets in!

If you know any gems you think people should know about on your campus, let us know by emailing wiseassc@gmail.com!