Grounds & Gardens Team

Accommodation gardens

The Grounds Team at Strathclyde promotes good environmental practice in grounds maintenance and ensures a safe and aesthetically pleasing environment for all campus users. Our campus has various vibrant garden and green spaces. The grounds can also be used for events, filming, student activities and research projects.

The Grounds Team colleagues are located across three sites: John Anderson Campus, Ross Priory and Stepps Sports Ground. Each site has a Head Gardener or Head Grounds Person who has daily responsibility for the servicing and maintenance of the sites’ hard and soft landscapes areas.


Ross Priory

The duties of our skilled, flexible and adaptable team can change quickly on a day-to-day basis. The duties can depend on weather conditions or emergency requests from the Estates Helpdesk or work colleagues. Here’s just a small selection of what we do:

  • Enhancing biodiversity at Strathclyde through:
    • the introduction of wildflower meadows
    • planting new trees
    • installing bird boxes
  • Lawncare
  • Removing graffiti
  • Keeping paths safe and clear
  • Ensuring the sport pitches at Stepps meet the specifications required by the governing sporting bodies
  • Maintaining the golf course and walled garden at Ross Priory
  • Commissioning and periodic review of biodiversity surveys across the University estate


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