The Grounds Team are selling a mixture of indoor and outdoor plants in The Forum Street from 9am to 3pm on Tuesday 22nd October 2019.
Please do come along and treat yourself to some fabulous new plants.
We are delighted to announce that the Grounds team are now successfully growing our own cut flowers at the Estate Services Centre Nursery, which are used for the fabulous bouquets and beautiful floral displays on campus.
This initiative from our talented Nursery and Floristry staff means that we are reducing our carbon footprint, working within our sustainability practices and reducing costs.
We have received excellent positive feedback from our customers, who really embrace the unique personal touch that the displays and bouquets now give as the flowers are grown in-house on our estate.
Photos below show the journey for this initiative; starting from the newly built raised bed right through to a beautiful floral display created with our in-house grown cut flowers.
The Grounds Team have proudly celebrated the successful re-achievement of the prestigious Green Flag Award for 2019/20 for our beautiful Streatham Campus and St Luke’s Campus.
The Award is the mark of a quality park or green space which has achieved the international standards for open space excellence and reflects the hard work that our dedicated team put into maintaining and nurturing our grounds to the highest standards.
Streatham Campus receives the award for the eighth consecutive year and St Luke’s Campus for the sixth consecutive year.
We are delighted to announce that we have again received the prestigious Green Flag Award for both our Streatham Campus and our St Luke’s Campus!
The Award is the mark of a quality park or green space which has achieved the international standards for open space excellence.
The Grounds team work hard throughout the year nurturing our beautiful grounds and we are extremely proud of this achievement and the wonderful grounds that we have the privilege to work in and enjoy.
Bees and other pollinators are vital to growing lots of our favourite foods and for plants to flourish in our fields and gardens.
It is Bees’ Needs Week from 8th to 14th July 2019 and whether you are a farmer, a gardener or a manager of urban or amenity spaces, there is something you can do to help support our valuable insect pollinators.
There are five simple actions you can take to help pollinators and make sure their populations are sustained:
Good luck to Anthony Cockell, our amazing Deputy Grounds Operations Manager, who has been shortlisted in the Impact category of the Professional Services Recognition Awards 2019.
The Impact Award recognises a colleague or team who has made the exceptional happen, requires disruptive thinking, fresh ways of working and solutions with impact.
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony tonight. Good luck Anthony; we have our green fingers crossed for you!
The University of Exeter Streatham and St Luke’s Campuses, fields and woodland areas contain over 10,000 mature trees managed by the Grounds Team and we are keen to show the amazing benefits of these magnificent trees.
We recently undertook another i-tree survey of our trees, which converts measurements such as tree height, girth and canopy spread into an economic value of the natural benefits they provide.
Using some of the results from this updated survey, we have produced new wooden tree information signs which will replace the existing ones on campus.
Keep an eye out for these new signs which are displayed on trees around the grounds.
The Grounds Team are not just about outdoor plants – do you know that the Grounds Team also grow indoor plants in-house at the Grounds Nursery?
We supply and also maintain these indoor plants for various Colleges and Departments on Streatham Campus and St Luke’s Campus and if you are interested in having some wonderful plants to brighten up your workplace, please contact .
Plants are great for your health and wellbeing!
You can take a guided tour of the Streatham Campus. Our experienced guide will lead you through the botanical gardens, past lakes and woodland, with a chance to take in many of the rare species of plants and trees.
The tours start with complimentary refreshments at Reed Hall at 10.00 with the tour starting at 10.30 and lasting roughly an hour and a half.
Please note that Streatham Campus is hilly and covers some rough terrain so the tour may not be suitable for people with limited mobility.