Although within the University we are limited in our green spaces, we try to make the most of what we have. We have restored the gardens at Old Castle Street to their original glory including Dublin Bay roses, ivy and crocuses. We have undertaken two projects at the Tower courtyard. Estates staff undertook a “Big Dig” to plant a wildflower meadow to encourage insects; and installed bird boxes and bee hotels. Staff and students also planted over 600 spring bulbs to brighten up the courtyard in spring.
At the Holloway campus the Green Zone lounge patio has also been transformed to become a place where everyone can enjoy their break away from studies. Beautiful evergreen shrubs and a variety of flowers were planted to brighten up the space.
The garden on the roof of Calcutta House provides a unique space to relax and socialise. Meet your friends, have lunch, study or use it for group workshops – the garden is open until dusk and we invite all students to visit it!
We have planted various edible plants such as varieties of mint, rosemary, beans and salad.
We also have a roof garden at the Holloway campus with Gardening Club taking place every Wednesday 12-1pm. Last year we grew strawberries, beans, herbs, tomatoes, lettuce and raspberries.
We have the largest pond outside of a park in Islington where every year duck return to to nest! You can normally see our ducks between mid-March and the end of July.
You can watch the ducks live too!
London Met bees
We have installed two beehives on top of the roof in our Holloway campus with 80,000 bees harvesting honey every day. Follow us @GreenLondonMet to receive updates and read our news story to find out more about this project.
You can also watch bees live online.