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7.10 Gardens


The College gardens are there for the quiet enjoyment of members of the College and visitors. Although the various gardens are there to be enjoyed, it is important to respect the work of the gardeners and not to treat the gardens in ways which are likely to damage them and hence to spoil the pleasure of others. Only senior members may walk on Old Court and main Ann’s Court lawns. In reasonably dry weather you are welcome to sit and relax (or work) on the lawns in the main garden, behind the North Range, Cripps lawn and the lawn at 17 West Road. Please keep off the lawns in wet, frosty or snowy weather. Never use the lawns for ball games or frisbee throwing, as these activities risk causing damage to the plants (instead, go to the sportsground). Please take care to keep noise in the gardens to a minimum – in Selwyn there will always be someone who needs to work (whether a junior or senior member) at any time throughout the year. Please refer to Use of the Gardens Policy.

Your attention is drawn to the fact that the pond in the main College garden contains deep water. Under no circumstances should you enter it.

A short guide to the gardens is available at the Porters’ Lodge, and the gardeners are always delighted to answer any queries from junior members or their visitors. Bookings for garden parties in the Easter Term should be made through the Catering & Conference Office and must have the Dean’s approval. As the garden party season approaches, the Dean issues specific instructions about the conduct of such events.

The Master’s Garden and the Fellows’ Garden (behind the Master’s Garden) are private.