National Tree Week

It’s National Tree Week! First initiated in 1975, National Tree Week is the UK’s largest tree celebration annually launching the start of the winter tree planting season.

We are extremely lucky and proud to have 10,000 trees on University grounds. They are all managed in-house by the Grounds Team skills and dedicated arborists.

To help you appreciate a selection of our diverse trees, we have published Tree Trail guides for both the Streatham Campus and St Luke’s Campus which can be downloaded from the Grounds website.

Cover Page – Tree Trail St Luke’s Campus

Cover Page – Tree Trail Streatham Campus




Handcrafted Christmas Wreaths

If you would like to buy a beautiful Christmas wreath handcrafted by our talented florists in the Grounds Team, orders can be placed now for delivery to either Streatham Campus or St Luke’s Campus between Monday 3rd to Friday 7th December and again between Monday 17th to Thursday 20th December.

Wreaths are one size approx. 12″ with a ribbon colour choice of red only, gold only or a mixture of red and gold.

£18 per wreath with cash payment required on delivery.

Please email stating which style of wreath you would like (1, 2 or 3), quantity, delivery date, delivery name and location, preferred ribbon colour.

Exeter in Bloom 2018 Silver Gilt Award

We are delighted to announce that Exeter in Bloom received a Silver Gilt Award in the South West Tourism Cup category of the 2018 Britain in Bloom. The University is a key partner in Exeter’s application and David Evans, the Grounds Team’s Grounds and Sports Operations Manager, represented the University to receive the award at the Presentation Ceremony in Yeovil yesterday.

Receiving the Exeter in Bloom 2018 Award

Protecting wildlife and birds nests

The University’s Grounds Team have the greatest respect for the environment and biodiversity on campus.

This includes delaying hedge cutting until after the bird nesting season, to avoid disturbing the wildlife that use our hedgerows.

This approach allows nesting birds such as Bullfinch to raise their young successfully.

The Streatham and St Luke’s Campuses are extensively used by nesting birds, with a population of 700-800 breeding birds recorded on our campuses this year.

Bullfinch birds nest

Green Flag Award 2018/19

We are delighted to announce that we have again been awarded the Green Flag Award for both our Streatham Campus and our St Luke’s Campus; a sign to visitors, staff and students that the grounds are maintained and managed to the highest standards with excellent facilities.

The Award reflects the hard work that our dedicated Grounds staff put into maintaining the University’s grounds and we are all extremely proud of this achievement and the beautiful grounds we work in.

Green Flag Award 2018/19 Winner Certificate – Streatham Campus

Green Flag Award 2018/19 Winner Certificate – St Luke’s Campus