Green spaces

Greening the City Campus

We asked students and staff what's important to you about the environment in which you study and work. You told us that you would like more green space and gardens.

The creation of more green space will also help us enhance the biodiversity of our university environment.

We listened to you and are creating new green spaces. 

Boots Roof Garden

Boots Roof Garden offers new space for students and staff to relax, socialise and study in. Accessed through the top floor of Boots Library, the garden has Wi-Fi access, lots of seating and some covered areas to shelter you from the elements.

Green roofs are a fantastic way to improve building efficiency, reduce flood risk and provide a tranquil environment for people and wildlife. Your new green roof on Boots Library does all of that using recycled and sustainable materials throughout.

To help protect and enhance biodiversity on the City Campus, the planting scheme in the garden includes a range of plants to attract a variety of species.

Dryden Corner

The redevelopment of Dryden Corner, near the Bonington building, has turned a dark and unloved plot of land into a bright and airy space to stop off and enjoy your lunch or catch some sunshine between lectures.

Designed by NTU alumna Jackie Setchfield, the corner garden features the rill, a relaxing water feature, and plenty of seating made from sustainably-sourced wood. 

The Sustainable Development Team are working on further Greening the City projects, so look out for more improvements to a green space near you!

Confetti Roof Garden

A green roof is currently being developed on our city centre Confetti Campus complete with wildlife habitats and plants that encourage biodiversity. 



Photo of roof garden on Boots Library
Artist's impression of roof garden on Boots Library
Dryden Corner Garden