Landscape Services

  • WMU Board of Trustees Fountain.
  • WMU Campus Fountain.
  • Plantings by Richmond Center for the Visual Arts.
  • Sangren Hall water feature.

    Beautiful native, natural fauna planted around the Sangren Hall water feature

Mission statement

Our mission is to enhance the educational, extracurricular and working atmosphere by providing a safe and aesthetically pleasing exterior environment for the Western Michigan University community. All of this is provided with an emphasis on responsible environmental and fiscal stewardship.

Flowers in front of the Chemistry BuildingLandscape Services is a unit of WMU's Facilities Management department. We are responsible for the development, care and maintenance of the external, non-utility facilities of the University. Landscape Services employees are dedicated to providing excellent service to support University events and activities. We believe that the campus grounds should reflect the quality of life, educational and research missions of the University.


Looking for a beautiful and peaceful place to take a walk this summer? Check out the colorful display of summer blooms and other landscape improvements on WMU's campus. Get a map and learn more about spots you won't want to miss!

WMU Landscape Services is working to restore ecological health to campus woodlots and the University-owned Kleinstuck Preserve. Visit our natural areas page for more information and photos.

Flowers in the waterWMU Landscape Services has been named a Tree Campus USA for the seventh year in a row. Western Michigan University is one of only two schools in Michigan to receive this certification. See our Tree Campus USA page for more details.

WMU Landscape Services is proud to announce the completion of the Landscape Services master plan, which will guide future landscape planning and design. The master plan aims to identify specific recommendations for principle of land use, access, image and environment and to provide direction to better maintain, preserve and enhance University facilities. The plan puts a strong focus on increasing environmental stewardship and sustainability on campus.