Gold again for York St John University at Yorkshire In Bloom

Published: 26/09/2017

York St John University’s grounds team have struck gold once again at this year’s Yorkshire In Bloom competition.

York St John grounds team

York St John University's grounds team.

The team, who work year round to maintain our beautiful campus, were awarded with a gold prize in the Universities, Colleges and Further Education Establishments category.
Judges toured campus earlier this year and praised the “splendid range and spectrum of features” they discovered.

Their report highlighted the formal beds around Holgate and the Quad plus the “wonderful” new Armillary garden at the heart of the new Students’ Union area.

They were also impressed with the grounds staff commitment to ensuring all planting projects are sympathetic to their surroundings.

Robert Scott, Head Gardener, said: “We are delighted with our award and it is great for the hard work of the team to be recognised.


“This is a very busy campus which actively welcomes the local community on site so we work hard to create something that is both beautiful and accessible.”

A team of seven gardeners are responsible for the maintenance of the York St John University estate, which totals 87 acres (35 hectares). They also look after internal floral displays, snow clearing and gritting, as well as the upkeep of the artificial and natural turf for sports and recreation.


Yorkshire in Bloom is a voluntary regional organisation that administers the Britain in Bloom Campaign in the region. Special categories include public and private charitable establishments, business premises, open spaces and visitor attractions.

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