Category Archives: Grounds maintenance

Butterflies and Moths of Brunel

WIth the weather being so warm and dry keep an eye for the Jersey tiger moth .This unusual moth is becoming a more frequent visitor to site and has been seem during the day in a number of locations across campus including Site 1 meadows and up at the Eastern Gateway.When in flight its colourful […]

Green Flag Award

Well despite the aftermath of lockdown and the the erratic weather including high temperatures and drought the Grounds Department have managed to retain the Green flag award, this is a great achievement by the Team.This is a rare photo where all the Team are together in one place up at the sports park just prior […]

Green Flag Award 2021/22

For the 5th year running Brunel University has been given the Green Flag award .This is a great achievement given the many challenges this year the Team has had to face to keep the campus in such good shape. Well done to all,not forgetting the contributions from the Site Services and Security Teams.

Wildflowers

Across the campus wildflower turf has been installed to identified areas not only to brighten them up with the wonderful mix of colours but also to provide essential food for our very important pollinators including bees, hoverflies and butterflies . The picture below is taken close to our pond and the Wilfred Brown building.

Hedgehog Awareness Week 2021

Ten top tips for helping our hedgehogs. Avoid using pesticides and slug pellets in the garden these not only harm hedgehogs but also their food chain try organic methods instead a hedgehog is a gardeners friend. Create a hedgehog highway with your neighbours by having a 13cm x 13cm gap at the bottom of a […]

Tree work

While the North loop has been quiet with little traffic the team have taken the opportunity to take down one of the badly damaged Aspens which has now become a risk using the cherry picker owned by Estates. A new tree planting plan will be put into action with a more appropriate species being used […]

Grounds Maintenance

The Grounds Team have been very busy all through Covid -19 managing the campus landscape. Tree work has been carried out as per our survey and maintenance schedule including the reduction of the Salix alba’s along in the Lancaster hotel garden following a pollarding regime. Bat boxes and bird boxes are located in the vicinity […]