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The Queen’s Head Gardener has shared some of his favourite plants and flowers Her Majesty has in Buckingham Palace’s gardens. But Britons will able to see the flowers themselves this summer when the palace will open its gardens to visitors for the first time.
Buckingham Palace has announced today it will welcome visitors to its gardens for the first time this summer.
Britons and tourists alike can now book tickets to visit the palace’s beautiful garden and discover its sights for themselves for “the very first time”.
The Buckingham Palace website stated: “Explore Buckingham Palace Garden with unprecedented freedom this summer, and discover for yourself for the very first time its sights before enjoying a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to picnic with views of the Palace.”
The palace announced the news today on Twitter. In a post, it wrote: “For the first time, this summer members of the public are invited to picnic on the Buckingham Palace lawn and enjoy the garden in all its splendour.”
Members of the public can visit the Royal Collection Trust’s website to book tickets ahead of summer.
In the same Twitter thread, Buckingham Palace said it was celebrating National Gardening Week.
The post read: “Spring has truly sprung in the Buckingham Palace Gardens and Mark Lane, the Head Gardener, has shown us some of his favourite plants and flowers.”
Mark shared four of the best flowers that visitors will be able to see in the gardens this summer, which are the climbing maigold roses, lilac shrubs, rhododendrons, and thermopsis.
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The climbing maigold rose is a beautiful orange colour, whole the shrubs and rhododendrons are bright purple and pink.
The thermopsis, on the other hand, have striking yellow petals.
The post accompanying images of the flowers on Twitter read: “Did you know the 39-acre garden at Buckingham Palace is home to 25 wild-plant species, 30 species of breeding birds, and over 1,000 trees?”
Members of the public visiting the gardens this summer will not only discover various flowers and plants but will also come across unique tree species, such as the 45 different types of mulberry trees and the plane trees planted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the nineteenth century.
The Royal Collection Trust website said: “You will be free to wander around the garden’s winding paths at your own pace and experience the beauty and calm of this walled oasis in central London.
“Among the many features to discover are the 156-metre Herbaceous Border, the Horse Chestnut Avenue, the Plane trees planted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the famous lake with its island that is home to the Buckingham Palace bees.”
The gardens will be open to the public from 9 July until 19 September.
An adult ticket costs £16.50 and a children’s ticket costs £9.00, while those under five go free.
Mark has been looking after the gardens at Buckingham Palace for 28 years.
During last year’s National Gardening Week, the Head Gardener responded to Britons’ queries about his job in a rare question-and-answer session on Instagram.
Mark revealed what it’s like working in the gardens, saying: “It’s a lovely environment to work in and there is always something that needs doing in the garden.”
A few days later, the gardener answered gardening-related questions on the Royal Family’s Twitter, offering people all sorts of planting tips.
A piece of advice Mark gave to one Twitter user was how to grow berries indoors.
He said: “Strawberries would work best, but they need a cold period outdoors before coming into flower and fruit.
“Indoors, always look out for pests and diseases, and where possible, provide free-moving air.”
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