University of Essex Colchester campus – among the top parks in the UK

Posted on 2nd December 2022 in General

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.

A photograph of the University of Essex Colchester campus. It is an open park with a lake, complete with fountain

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.