Grounds Management

The 1,475 acres that make up the University of California, Irvine are primarily maintained by Facilities Management, Transportation Services, and Student Housing. Named for UC Irvine's founding Chancellor, Aldrich Park is a 16-acre botanical garden located in the heart of campus. UC Irvine landscape management staff have adopted numerous environmentally sound practices, such as recycling plant waste into mulch, reducing fertilization, and implementing water savings measures. Reclaimed water is used extensively on campus for irrigation. In addition, the campus has been working to increase species and age diversity of plants by phasing out eucalyptus trees, which have been pervasive on campus.


UC Irvine and the University of California Natural Reserve System jointly manage the 202-acre San Joaquin Freshwater Marsh Reserved located adjacent to campus.

Aldrich Park