University of Essex Colchester campus – among the top parks in the UK
Wivenhoe Park, home of the University of Essex' Colchester Campus, has been voted a top ten UK green space for the fifth year in the Green Flag 2022 People's Choice Awards. It's the only university campus to achieve this prestigious honour.
Dating back to 1759, the park was designed by Richard Woods and was remodelled in 1846 by T. Hopper. It is so beautiful it inspired a masterpiece by the famous landscape artist John Constable which now hangs in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Boasting three lakes, 2,800 trees, car-free jogging routes and 40 acres of sports fields, our 220-acre Colchester Campus really does have something for everyone.