Growing Canterbury’s Green Heritage

Canterbury Connected Business Improvement District would like to invite you to a Canterbury in Bloom Conference on Saturday 6 October.

The aim is to raise the profile of green heritage as an integral part of local strategies and increase partnership working across the Business Improvement District (BID) which includes local businesses, the city and county councils, the universities, residents and community groups.

The conference will feature guest speaker Nick Bailey (BBC presenter for Gardeners’ World) along with talks and panel discussions with local historians, horticulturalists and the local authorities. As part of the conference a schools competition has been launched, with the aim of generating new ideas for future bloom competitions. The school entries will be displayed at the conference with the winners announced on the day .

Thanks to the sponsorship of University of Kent we are able to subsidise the tickets for this event, enabling us to charge just £10 (plus booking fee) for the day which includes a buffet lunch and walking tours.

Tickets will be available to purchase from 1 September by clicking this link. 


9:30 Registration and Coffee

10:00 Welcome

10:15 Nick Bailey: Greening the Urban Environment 

11:15 Panel Discussion: The Green Heritage of Canterbury

11:45 Coffee break

 12:00 Dr Karen Jones, School of History and Dr Eirini Saratsi, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent

13:00 Lunch

13:45 TBC

14:15 Panel Discussion: Greener and Cleaner Routes into our City

15:00 A poem for Canterbury by Lemn Sissay: Cantuarian

15:15 Announcement of School Competition prize winners

15:30 Conference closed

16:00 Walking Tours 

This event is sponsored by: