Horticulture and Grounds

PLNU uses a unique collection of native California plants to enhance the natural beauty of the campus and encourage a environment conducive to learning. Using the often dramatic views and cliffs as a back drop, our landscaping department relies upon a large variety of plants in our nursery's horticultural collection.

The Horticulture & Grounds Department, a part of the Physical Plant, is in charge of all planting design - the look and feel of the PLNU campus. This 90-acre campus is divided into several service areas. Each service area has been assigned to a group of groundskeepers to maintain & improve the quality of the landscape.


Horticulture & Grounds Department services:

  • Preserve, rejuvenate, and improve the landscape around campus
  • Plants care, relocation, and removal (when necessary)
  • Maintain the use of California native plants into PLNU landscape design
  • Maintain the exterior of PLNU buildings
  • Manage and maintain the PLNU Nursery
  • Maintain a small-equipment shop