Community & Families

The recent pandemic has reinforced the need for everyone to have local access to nature and green spaces. As communities, it has helped us to rediscover our natural and local environments. It has also shown how nature can have such a postive effect on our physical and mental well being.

UCCs City based campus is not only known far and wide for its beautiful buildings but also for its green areas, with over two thirds of the campus comprising green space. It's vibrant and open campus has plenty to offer both students and the wider Cork community

University College Cork is situated on the banks of River Lee on beautiful grounds with a significant area of formal gardens, informal green areas and riverside walks. The campus is home to a significant amount of biodiversity including a variety of flowering plants, grassland, many native and exotic trees, substantial riparian areas, and the various associated wildlife.

There are well in excess of 2,500 trees throughout UCC campus, existing as individual specimens and as woodland groups along the banks of the River Lee. The visual amenity provided by UCC’s tree resource on all approaches to the campus is of immense benefit to Cork city’s residents, visitors, staff and students.  The corridor of trees can be followed through parks and walkways east from the campus to the city and docklands and west along the Lee Valley.

For more information on visiting UCC

UCC Arboretum


Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh College Road, Cork , T12 K8AF