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King’s receives Certificate of Excellence at South & South East in Bloom Awards

The King’s School gardens have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence in the South & South East in Bloom (SSEIB) competition, with Canterbury picking up a Gold Award.

Our gardeners have employed a number of creative methods to protect the natural habitats around the school, so recognition from the SSEIB scheme – which rewards communities who have created a greener and cleaner local environment – is a testament to their dedication.

Among their recent work, the gardening team have planted 350 new plants and over 1500 bulbs, developed a new woodland area and reduced the school’s carbon footprint by introducing electric mowers. They also have a 100% recycle policy which sees all green waste shredded and used as mulch on beds and borders.

Steps have also been taken to help wildlife thrive, including the introduction of log piles, bird feeders and bug hotels.

The natural beauty that surrounds the school has been a source of great pride throughout our long history, and we look forward to continuing our initiatives and working with the local community to maintain our environment for years to come.

Read about the history of the King’s School here.