The finishing touches to a campus often comes from the landscape. However, landscape is also the slowest to mature. Our ancestors planted trees and nurtured them for years to give shade and also to protect from harsh weather conditions.
In the IIT Gandhinagar campus, take for example the Banyan tree that is to be a centrepiece of the academic area. While growing steadily, it certainly has several years before it can exert its grandeur on the campus environment. The same is with the 20+ trees planted in the central plaza of the academic area (Samwad area), or the 12 Neem trees in the Vidyachaya area. Imagine the atmosphere of the campus in another decade!