The University has over 40 acres of grounds spread
over seven locations around York.
A team of six gardeners are
responsible for the maintenance of the sites, internal floral
displays, snow clearing and gritting,
as well as the upkeep of the artificial and natural turf for sports
The gardens have received a number of
awards for the high standard in which they are kept including a
Gold award (Best In Category) for the 2009 Britain In Bloom
competition, and a Silver-Gilt Rose in the 2012 'Yorkshire in
All of the sites have plenty of areas
to sit, study or relax, complemented by informal plantings of mixed
There are many beds planted with seasonal bedding and
hanging baskets enhance the buildings.