Gold for Whitefriars, Canterbury!
Whitefriars has achieved a Gold Award in this year’s South & South East in Bloom awards.
The Canterbury shopping centre kicked off its summer ‘In Bloom’ campaign with a royal wedding-themed garden party in Whitefriars Square with a host of free activities, including live jazz, face-painting and refreshments, as well as plant and craft stalls and a bee display by Canterbury Beekeepers.
This year, in addition to planters, floral displays and hanging baskets across the centre, Whitefriars constructed a new centrepiece pergola in Whitefriars Square, which was used for a range of activities throughout the summer.
Once again, the centre partnered with The Fifth Trust, which provides fulfilling, work-based opportunities for adults with learning difficulties. The Barham-based charity’s horticulture team and students designed the floral displays and maintained them throughout the summer using recycled rainwater.