King’s carpet bed in Public Gardens

King's carpet bed in Public Gardens

Carpet bed of the King's coat of armsThe Public Gardens in Halifax helped to mark King’s 225th anniversary by creating a stunning carpet bed of the university’s coat of arms in plants, flowers and white gravel.

Gardener Glenn Wilson, who created the bed, selected the plants and, with the help of a ladder extended across the bed, carried out the planting in mid-June. It took about a week and a half to complete. He says the carpet bed has prompted a lot of questions about King’s.

The 2014 carpet bed is in the same location as the one created in 1989 to mark the 200th anniversary of King’s. Glenn says that he found some of the coloured gravel from 25 years ago when he did this year’s planting.

President George Cooper, chair of the board of governors Dale Godsoe, Alumni Association president Bob Mann, and King’s Students’ Union president Michaela Sam visited the Public Gardens in early August to celebrate the King’s carpet bed.

Make sure you visit to see it for yourself before the end of the season!


Photos by Kelly Clark

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