Early Bloomers: Diana Memorial Garden at Kensington Palace Comes To Life
The ‘White Garden’ created by the team of Kensington Palace gardeners to mark the twentieth anniversary of the late Diana, Princess of Wales’s death has bloomed early, to the surprise of those in charge.
“It’s bloomed somewhat earlier than we were expecting because of the hot weather,” a spokesperson said of the garden, which can be found in the Palace’s Sunken Garden. A sea of white flowers – interspersed by coloured blooms – surround the garden’s central water feature, with four palm trees marking the garden corners.
The ‘White Garden’ has been designed with “flowers and foliage inspired by memories of the Princess’s life, image and style”. Among the 12,000 bulbs already planted are forget-me-nots, tulips and narcissi; while cosmos daisies and gaura flowers will be added closer to summer.
The late Princess, who died in August 1997, was often found walking through the Palace’s gardens and stopping to chat with the gardeners on duty as she “admired the changing floral displays”.Filed under Historical Royals, The United Kingdom
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