Nottingham was the first university to be awarded a Green Flag in 2003 for University Park, and has continued to rack them up every year since. This is the second year that Jubilee has received the award.
The Green Flag Award is handed out by environmental charity Tidy Britain, which recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities.
The 120 hectares University Park campus is renowned for its large leafy campus and is one of the big draws for prospective students. Highlights include Highfields Lake, large areas of long-established woodland, Lenton Firs rock garden and the tranquil Millennium Garden.
The Jubilee campus was established in 1999 on a former industrial site and has been transformed into an environmentally-friendly campus with lakes, sustainable buildings and lots of open green space.
Desmond O’Grady, Grounds Manager at the University said: “The Green Flag Awards recognise the quality of the landscape environment provided by the University and is a national benchmark in park standards. The awards represent a huge team effort from colleagues who are enthusiastic and professional in their work.”
Earlier this year, the University was also ranked number one in the world in a list of the most sustainable universities, where one of the criteria is its quality green space on campus – which is a reflection of the space at both University Park and Jubilee.