Free Guided Tour

 Horticultural Walk on Campus

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Free event - booking required
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Reed Hall

12th June 2017 from 10.30 am to 12 noon

Running time: 1.5 hours

The University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus is acknowledged as one of the most beautiful and botanically interesting of any UK University. Registered as a botanic garden, planting on campus dates back to the 19th century, when the grounds of Reed (then Streatham) Hall were laid by the Veitch family of nurserymen.

Find out more about the history of the grounds and some of the interesting plantings on campus, in this free walk led by a member of the University Grounds Team.

Advance booking essential as places on the walk are limited. Book your ticket online here


The walk starts and ends at Reed Hall, an italianate mansion on Campus, set in one of the most beautiful parts of the grounds, which offers tea, coffee and lunch in its Cafe Reed. Why not arrive early and enjoy a coffee there, or treat yourself to lunch after the end of the walk?  More information here:


Whilst you are on campus take the opportunity to visit the exhibition in the Forum, The Observatory: perspectives on landscape, society and spirit, featuring artworks from artists across the South West, who have created art inspired by the University's key research themes.


During the exhibition, there are a range of other associated free bookable activities on campus for you to enjoy:

  • Saturday 17 June, 11 - 4pm -  free family fun day, Think..Art offering a variety of free fun artistic activities linked to the University's research themes.


Click here to find out about getting to the Streatham Campus,including parking.