This area with native Irish shrubs was planted by 2nd year Horticulture students in 1993 and was designed to link with the established trees and shrubs on the road outside the site.
Crab Apple Avenue
In keeping with the orchard a selection of Crab Apples available in the trade was planted in 1994. In the intervening years Ballerina apple trees and Mulberry (Morus nigra) trees were planted.
North Facing Shrubbery
Designed in 1990 by Mary Forrest and planted with material supplied by Dr. Neil Murray. The shrubbery was constructed with railway sleepers and filled with soil. The plants selected should be suitable for such a site, be fast growing and be appropriate for industrial, low maintenance type of schemes. Another criterion for selection was that the species should not be represented elsewhere on Campus. Among the more unusual shrubs in the shrubbery are Corokia buddleioidies, native to New Zealand and Colletia paradoxa with spines rather than leaves.
In Walled Yard
This area of compartments of yew hedges was planted in 1995 by 2nd year students. Each compartment will be planted with ornamental forms of Currants, Ribes, Raspberries Rubus, Quince, Chaenomeles and other fruiting species and will complement the fruit collection in Rosemount.
Greenhouse Planting Scheme.
In 2010 a selection of groundcover and herbaceous plants were transplanted from Thornfield to create a low growing shrubbery in front of the Greenhouse. The scheme, which was planted by students, is divided into grey foliage plants, suited to a hot dry situation such as Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) and Nepeta × mussinii (Catmint); Summer flowering herbaceous plants such as Acanthus spinosus and Hemerocallis (Day Lily) and low growing groundcover e.g. Persicaria affinis and Geranium macrorhizum. In subsequent years additional shrubs such as Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca have been planted.
In 2011 a selection of evergreen and deciduous landscape shrubs were planted in a semi-circular arrangement. They include winter flowering Viburnum tinus and summer flowering Hydrangea paniculata.