The Landscape Team maintain soft landscaped areas throughout the University's campuses.

Image of landscaped gardens in bloom

Maintenance types:

  • Biodiversity areas
  • Tree stock and woodlands
  • Shrub/herbaceous borders
  • Grass areas
  • Weed control
  • Pruning/small arboricultural works
  • Maintaining biodiversity areas
  • Snow clearing/gritting at a number of University properties across the estate

We are also involved with in-house design for new building works and the planned refurbishment of existing landscaped areas.

The key areas we maintain are:

Landscape Team at Pollock Halls
  • Pollock Halls and other Student Residences
  • King's Buildings
  • George Square Gardens
  • Easter Bush Campus
  • Queen's Medical Research Institute, BioQuarter
  • Moray House

Maintenance Objectives for the Landscape Team:

  • Apply good horticultural, arboricultural and ecological practice to all operations
  • Promote healthy growth and establishment of all plants, trees and grass areas
  • Ensure consistent control of invasive weeds
  • Ensure development of optimum plant form, shape and planting density
  • Provide protection against pests and diseases
  • Promote wildlife value and species diversity where appropriate
  • Contribute to the value of the green infrastructure on site and helping provide links with the wider landscape
  • Maintain Health & Safety requirements to all areas of public open space for students, staff and visitors


You can view some of our previous Landscape projects and plant gallery online at Google Photos.

Contact us

Landscape Services

20 Gilmerton Road
Edinburgh   EH16 5UB
Tel: +44 (0)131 664 3335 (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-3:30pm)
Name Phone Email
Jonathan Long (Landscape Services Manager) 0131 664 3335
Ian Burnett (Landscape Supervisor) 0131 664 3335
Ashley Beattie (Part-Time Secretary) 0131 664 3335