Enjoying our green space
Flora and fauna
Our site provides many habitats including amenity, marshy and acid grasslands, reed beds, woodland and eutrophic and mesotrophic lakes. These habitats are home to insects, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds, fungi and fauna. We encourage wildlife by placing insect hotels, bird boxes and hedgehog boxes around the campus.
Wildlife in and around the lakes
The park has three consecutive man-made lakes which, along with the areas surrounding them, provide a habitat for various duck species, Canadian geese, moorhens, coots and cormorants. The lakes themselves are home to several fish species.
In the future we plan to enhance our facilities around the lower lake by adding boardwalks, lighting and an amphitheatre.
Take a guided tour of our trees
We're home to over 2,800 trees, including rare species and veteran trees. The variety of species and ages provide habitats for a range of animals and support the growth of fauna and funghi.
Our Tree Walk is a self-guided tour of some of our notable trees.