The University is situated on an estate of 650 acres, with extensive woods, lakes and parkland. The landscape we see today owes much to the work of Ralph Sneyd who began planting on a grand scale in 1830 and the basic design of the Keele Garden is attributed to William Emes. The Grounds Team manages the maintenance of the woods, lakes and parkland on campus.

Our trees

We have over 150 species of trees on campus, not counting the 240 species and varieties of Flowering Cherry! Amongst them are many of our common native species as well as some more unusual ones. We also have trees planted in memory, as donations or as a commemoration. You can find more information about those in our Arboretum section via links below.