Friday 18 January 2019 – Media Release
Canary Wharf Celebrates Tu B’Shvat with Tree Planting
Celebrating the wonderful Jewish festival of Tu B’Shvat, Canary Wharf Group hosted a special tree planting ceremony for the local Jewish community in the lush Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf on Monday 21st January.
Tu B’Shvat, meaning ‘New Year of Trees’, occurs on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat and is fast becoming a joyous tradition at the Canary Wharf estate. Believed to originally mark the emergence of spring, the festival was also used for calculating the correct time of the year for tithing produce.
The tree planting ceremony was followed by a delicious lunch, kindly sponsored by Canary Wharf Group, in the prestigious Clifford Chance offices. And in keeping with the spirit of philanthropy, fruit packages were handed to all attendees and delivered to local day centres and homes for the elderly by schools, encouraging the unique connection between the young and elderly.
Danny Seliger, Canary Wharf Group said: “As part of Canary Wharf Group’s on going dedication to supporting the Jewish faith, we always look forward to celebrating the festivities on the Estate. Tu B’Shvat is a time for new beginnings and celebration so the unique tree planting ceremony serves as a fitting reminder all year round. Our beautiful roof garden in Crossrail Place is open to the public so anyone can come to view the tree grow over the coming years.”
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
Notes to Editors:
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens.
It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.