Benenden joins the UK's largest orchard Back to archive
27th January 2017

Earlier this week Headmistress Samantha Price and Deputy Head Sean Lambert planted a tree in the grounds to join the UK's largest orchard.

Launched in 2014 by the Boarding Schools Association, the Boarding Orchard project aims to create the largest orchard, by distance, in the UK. It involves boarding schools joining the orchard by planting fruit trees in their grounds. The trees symbolise the ‘tree of knowledge’ and demonstrate each school’s commitment to growth and caring for the environment.

Girls in the Fourth and Upper Fourth joined in the fun as the cherry tree was planted at the top of the main drive.

Girls watch head Samantha Price and Deputy Head Sean Lambert plant the tree