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York St John win fourth Gold at Yorkshire in Bloom Awards

Published: 14 September 2016

  •   Campus & Estates

Judges for the prestigious award commented on the tapestry of charming gardens and green spaces at the University’s Lord Mayor’s Walk campus, set amongst the wealth of traditional and modern architecture that make the site a pleasure for all to enjoy.

Rob Scott, Head Gardener at York St John University said:

“We are so pleased to win gold again this year, despite tough competition. We’re especially proud to win best in category for the first time. Our challenge this year has been to adapt the gardens to the multi-million pound development of the University site but our hard-working and conscientious team of six gardeners has made this award possible”.

“The secret to our success”, he adds, “is attention to detail. I don’t like to see a single weed and that’s one of the features that make the gardens at York St John stand out from the crowd”.

York St John University has invested more than £100m in its estate over the last ten years to continue providing a high quality learning experience and outstanding social spaces for students, staff and visitors.

Current projects include a new Students’ Union building at the heart of the campus on Lord Mayor's Walk and the transformation of a 57-acre sports ground on Haxby Road.

Yorkshire in Bloom is a voluntary body that administers the regional Britain in Bloom Campaign, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society.

York St John University won gold in the Universities, Colleges and Further Education Establishments category.


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