Sabancı University’s campus construction and the landscape project were completed at the same time in 1999. In this project; geographic, architectural, social and cultural characteristics of environment were taken into consideration and also the plant, soil and water properties were evaluated in addition to the location and physical condition of the land. The existing flora on the field was observed and given opportunity for propagation; for the new-planted flora, attention was given to select plants which were suitable to local climate and nature.
Sabancı University planted more than 100.000 trees, flowers, bushes, shrubs, etc. since 1999, including the old protected flora the total number of plants are now more than 170.000. Now, on campus there are 100 natural, 150 new-planted species, and more than 350 sub-species which are important indicators for the variety of species.
Also on campus effort is made for planting unique species with characteristic features. Planting Sakura trees are one of these unique species. Over 1.000 Sakura trees are on our campus which is the richest plantation in our country.