4 November 2021
Each of the four recently-reintroduced Houses at King Edward VI High School for Girls in Birmingham has adopted a new cherry tree at the front of the school.
The school’s 50-acre Edgbaston site is already renowned for its cherry blossom and with the planting of the four new trees – all white-flowering Prunus Amanogawa – it is looking forward to even more colour every spring.
Beaufort, Bordeaux, Seymour and Tudor House Captains, Vice-Captains and Heads of House gathered to lay plaques at the new trees, the locations of which will be recorded as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy programme, which has been launched to mark Her Majesty’s forthcoming Platinum Jubilee.
KEHS is also pleased to have marked the arrival of the new trees during COP26.
King Edward’s School, with which KEHS shares the site, has also planted new cherry trees.
More information on the Queen’s Green Canopy programme is available at https://queensgreencanopy.org