Floral crown installed in St James’s Park to commemorate Jubilee.
By: Steve Ott
To commemorate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, The Royal Parks has teamed up with its contractors to install a magnificent floral crown, in St James’s Park.
The Royal Parks are enjoyed by many for the diversity and quality of their horticultural displays and plant collections. This display reflects The Royal Parks’ commitment to horticultural excellence and will be enjoyed by visitors celebrating the Jubilee in St James’s Park.
The 4x2.5m planted floral crown took five weeks to construct. Weighing approximately five tonnes, the crown will sparkle with the brilliant blooms of 13,500 plants in the colours of the coronation crown’s sapphires, tourmalines, amethysts, topazes, citrines and gold. The display even features a planted red cushion, 4.5x4.5m.
This four metre planted crown is supported by a steel framework that took four weeks to construct. The 13,500 Kernock Park plants were grown in Cornwall and took a week to put in place.
The crown will be carefully looked after by skilled gardeners working for The Royal Parks. The plants will be kept healthy with water supplied from the park’s borehole.
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