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University campus wins Gold in Yorkshire in Bloom Awards

Last updated on 10 November 2023

The University of Leeds has achieved a Gold status and is a winner in the Universities, Colleges and Further Establishments category at this year’s Yorkshire in Bloom

Thanks to the hard work of the Estates and Sustainability teams, the University achieved a Gold award for its variety of well-maintained planted areas around campus, the volume of green space and future plans for the creation of green walls.

Tulips outside Roger Stevens Building

Yorkshire in Bloom – the regional body representing the Britain in Bloom – organises its annual competition encouraging schools, businesses and other community groups to create pleasant natural environments around them.

Sustainability was a major focus of the University’s submission, with significant interest paid to the Living Lab Sustainability Garden and the involvement of members of the University community in sustainability efforts around campus.

Daffodils outside St George's Field

The award marks another successful result for the University in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition, winning Gold in 2017, 2019 and 2022.

Find out more about the Grounds and Gardens team.