Diamond Jubilee International Garden

The Grounds Team were to work with colleagues in Estate Services and volunteers from across Campus Services, to create a garden of international plants in an area of Reed Hall's old walled garden.  

The new Diamond Jubilee International Garden features plants species from Asia, Australasia, Africa, Europe and the Americas - originally collected and brought to the UK by plant collectors employed by the Exeter-based Veitch family of nurserymen.  

This exciting project was launched with the help of volunteers from across Campus Services who gave their time to help clear the area and begin the new planting.

The garden creates a communal space for staff, students and visitors to enjoy, and provides a tranquil place for our international students, staff and visitors to connect with plants that they recognise from home.  

The garden was officially opened on 9th May 2016 and features as part of the University's Diamond Jubilee celebrations for 2015/16.

For further information, please visit the Diamond Jubilee webpage.