Landscape Management

Landscape Management Team

UI-02-160520-026_sizeThe landscape management team presents a beautiful, safe and accessible exterior environment to the campus community throughout the year. As part of the landscape management team's duties, we provide efficient, cost-effective stewardship of natural and built campus assets.

Our services include:
+ Sustainable Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance
+ Project Staging and Restoration
+ Outdoor Waste and Recycling Collection
+ Site Furnishings
+ Support for Donor Trees and Endowed Landscapes
+ Support for the University's Continued Certification of Tree Campus USA and Bee Campus USA

Grounds & Landscape Services

The Grounds department is responsible for maintaining all 962 acres of the campus's landscape throughout the year. The department currently has 44 employees which include a superintendent, a foreman, four sub-foremen, two tree surgeons, a grounds equipment mechanic and 35 grounds workers. The campus is divided into four ground maintenance zones, with one sub-foreman in each zone. The Grounds department works closely with the University Landscape Architect to create spaces that are inviting, sustainable, and maintainable, while being good stewards of the available resources.

Campus Landscape Architecture

The University Landscape Architect oversees site development on the main campus and auxiliaries, including the Allerton Conference and Retreat Center. All changes to the fabric of campus support the mission of our institution, balancing the needs of aesthetics for staff and students, attracting prospective students and donors, education uses, and sustainability.

Grounds - Seasonal Services


  • Spring (March-May)

  • Summer (May-August)

  • Fall (September-November)

  • Winter (December-February)

  • Year-Round