Grounds and Landscaping

Current Projects


    Gardens are never static and the Grounds Dept. always has something new and interesting going on.

    Bellarmine South entrance sidewalk

    Bellarmine planting Bellarmine Sept 2014

     A beautiful shade tolerant and pollinator-friendly landscape in now installed in the bed along the south entrance to Bellarmine. Before replanting this landscape bed, a long period of laying fallow was required to ensure that Aegopodium, or Bishop’s weed, very invasive ground cover, will not regrow in the landscape.

    South Pavilion Potager Garden

    Very popular this summer, our newest addition to the Edible Campus is the Potager Garden, located across from the main entrance to the Student Center. Inspired by traditional European chateau gardens, the space is filled  with  herbs and  annual vegetables and fruit. All culinary delights are grown for your picking pleasure!


     Lee Miley Rain Garden

     Rain Garden  

      New plantings of trees, shrubs and ground covers are planted in the rain garden.

    New Lantern Graces the Tea Garden at Campion

     Lantern at Tea Garden

    In addition to upgrades in the landscape, gardener Ben Williams installed a beautiful lantern to welcome strollers in the Tea Garden tucked into the northeast corner of Campion.

     SSA Club members assist Grounds crew with Re-installation of Veggie  Beds at the Chardin Community Garden

     SSA Students Veggie Garden SSA Students Veggie Garden (2)

    The Chardin Community Garden was reinstalled  with the help of club members from Sustainable Student Action. All plots are assigned at this time and the gardeners are ready to grow some food!

     Extreme Gardening

     Extreme Gardening

    Gardeners Ben Williams and Patty Wright renovated the planters that line the south and west sides of the Student Center. Sounds like any other gardening task, except that these very narrow planters are hanging off the second floor of the building. Fall protection gear was in order and all operations were done "roped in". Its a very successful planting, with lots of native pollinator-friendly plants


    Great Backyard Bird Count

    This year we'll count birds on February 13th, Friday  12pm- 1 pm at the deck overlooking the Union Green. Come join us for this national event!

     Bird Count