Flora & Fauna at Downing College
Gardens & Woodland
Although Downing College is located in the middle of Cambridge, it sits in 20 acres of gardens and woodland with a wealth of flora and fauna.
- Bird boxes — there are many bird boxes located throughout the grounds, half are sponsored by the RSPB and the remainder supplied by the College.
- Wildlife — hedgehogs hibernate in the leaf ground cover; there are rabbits, grey squirrels, pheasants and muntjac deer; a resident fox in the Master’s Garden and two beehives, with a plan to serve honey at special College events.
- Plants, trees and flowers — the diversity has been selected to encourage birds, bees and insects.
- Rose Garden — behind the East Range, this is an attractive area for birds and insects, with a bird box, bird feeder, a bug house and a goldfish pond.
- Woodland and shady planting — two years ago when the car park was refurbished, the plan included planting under the trees.
Take a Look Around the Grounds