A view of the Chapel

Take a walk through Fitz's gardens

In the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is good to know you are part of a community. Our Fitzwilliam connection is stronger than ever and we want to keep in touch. We also want to share feel good elements to raise spirits.

Beyond the brutalist facade of Denys Lasdun's buildings is tranquillity which few beyond Fitz members know. Our own secret garden!

Spring is a glorious time in the Fitz gardens, which have been bathed in sunshine recently, and we wanted to share the serenity. Thank you to Bluebell Drummond (Nano Physics 2017), who lives on the College site, for taking us for a tour through the gardens in this video:

The gardens include community allotments, established in 2014 and available to students and staff alike, overseen by our wonderful Head Gardener Steve and his team, Nick and Camellia. You can watch Matteo Mirolo (HSPS 2013) and Sarah Aarup (MML 2013) talk about their amazing harvest in this video. Matteo writes: “For us, this garden somehow encapsulates what it’s like to study at Fitz!”

To learn more about the Fitz gardens, visit the dedicated page on the website. 


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