Landscape Department :-
"Nature is the great preserver of mankind but in return
demands perseverance from mankind. We have the option to
preserve and allow nature to flourish or else we perish."
Kerosene oil drives 8 Nos. lawn mowers, 5 lawn mowers one
mini work shop one poly house and green house, one nursery
in 6 kannals.
Department of Arbouriculturist & Landscape upon to
develop and maintain the University Campus in the best possible
manner in the field of floriculture and landscaping taking
up the project on a rugged landscape with wild growth it
has been converted into spacious lawns inter spersed with
seasonal flowers, perennial shrubs bushes, creepers and
New Campus of Jammu University was established over 120
acres of land christened as Rakh Bahu in the revenue records
and true to its name it was covered with a variety of local
trees. Predominant among them were, Cassia modesta, Cassia
fistula, Albizzia lebbok, Acacia catacha, Dilbergia sessoo,
Morus alba and Undestroy of perennial shrubs Predominantly
Lantana camera and As well as seasonal herbs and shrubs
Like Xanthum strumarium.
After the layout of civil Plans, a comprehensive landscape
plan was finalized for giving maximum exotic look and color
to the Campus. The plantation material selection was specifically
thematic and in harmony with the background landscape of
the area and due consideration was given to the height,
size and shape of canopy, flowers and foliage colour sent
as well as the time of flowering and profusion of flowers,
so as to ensure that the campus got minimum leaf litter
and all the year round colour to the Campus.
In the first phase the major thrust was with regard to
avenue plantation along the arterial roads which has come
up nicely with the passage of time. Traditionally lay out
of lawns in front of buildings, blocks including central
Plaza and plantation of specimen trees, shrubs and seasonals
was also done. The emphasis was more on landscape harmonious
material with less of tending and maintenance.
In order to create a curio landscape a cactus garden on
13 Kannals of land was created which can boast of a unique
feature in whole of northern India. The cactus garden unit
also houses two water bodies and a glass house for propogation
and multiplication of rare cacti & succulent species.
As on date the cactus garden is having 800 plants of 50
species. As on date the cactus garden is having 800 plants
of 50 species of cacti and succulents.
The Campus has one nursery and a green house for seasonal
seedlings and other species and varieties of plants for
plantation and replenishment. Species wise areas has been
planted with following trees, shrubs and creepers including
hedgs and edges. Total number of trees and bushes in full
grown condition is around 6000.