Landscape management

The University’s grounds are designed and maintained by our in-house grounds staff. As well as the main campus (Stag Hill), they maintain the Surrey Sport Park sports grounds, the landscaping around residences, the grounds of the Research Park and Guildford Cathedral grounds under contract.

Maintenance work includes mowing, weeding, shrub and tree pruning, litter picking, irrigation and snow/ice clearing. The team also manage the extensive woodland and farms.

The grounds are maintained in as environmentally friendly a manner as possible:

  • No residual weed killers are applied to landscaped areas
  • Wood chip mulch (made on site) applied to shrub beds and tree bases avoids herbicide usage and saves watering during the summer
  • All green waste including leaves, grass clippings and prunings, hedge cuttings are composted and the compost re-used around the University sites
  • Only organic fertilisers are used throughout the maintained areas
  • Where possible locally sources materials are used on maintenance.