Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness Botanic Gardens is spread across 64 acres with stunning views of the River Dee and North Wales and features a diverse variety of plants and planting areas. We are committed to creating a community for its stakeholders, which operates in a manner that is environmentally sustainable, economically feasible and socially responsible.

Sustainability features accross Ness Botanic Gardens

  • Solar Photovoltaic Panels (PV) on buildings
  • 64 acres of picturesque gardens supporting a rich range of different habitats
  • Host to a wide variety of amphibians, birds, insects, mammals and reptiles 
  • 10,000 types (taxa) of plants can be found in the gardens
  • Horticultural and academic collection of plants to study how climate change affects wild plants
  • Botany and plant collections of Betula and Sorbus
  • Aquaponics system to grow fish and crops together in a closed-loop ecosystem
  • 50 artificial ponds investigating impacts of warming on ponds and shallow lakes
  • Solar farm solar panels and meteorological station.

The Masterplan Estate Strategy 2026+ reviews and rationalises the University estate through a combination of aims related to quality, efficiency, functional suitability and sustainability. All new builds aim to achieve BREEAM Excellent standards for sustainable construction.

For further information, visit ongoing projects and completed projects.

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