On the 6th of February this year, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee which marked her 70 years of service to the United Kingdom.
To celebrate this anniversary, communities around the UK have come together to celebrate this historic milestone together.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 kicked off the Platinum Jubilee celebrations with a number of displays and show gardens dedicated to the historic achievement of Her Majesty The Queen.
Renowned florist Simon Lycett designed a bespoke sculptural portrait of Her Majesty in an official Platinum Jubilee shade of purple. Covered on both sides with an array of native British-grown tree branches with connecting inner shelves for the 70 terracotta pots, handmade in Warwickshire, it was planted with one of The Queen’s favourite plants – Lily of the Valley.
Elsewhere this year, Chelsea stalwart David Austin, won their 26th Gold medal with their Secret Garden display. Renowned for the wonderful display of roses in the Secret Garden that never fails to delight, this year’s garden featured a variety created especially to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The Elizabeth (Ausmajesty) rose has a strong and sweet fragrance of Old Rose and lemon sherbet with pink-apricot petals.
The RHS continue their Platinum Jubilee celebrations with a long weekend of music and festivities in their gardens all across the long weekend, Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. there’ll be brass bands, jazz and drummers around the gardens as well as royal-themed planting displays throughout.
Over the weekend there will be performances from the Rajasthan Heritage Brass band, performances from the local brass band, the Farnworth and Walkden band, the Astley Youth band and planting the final tree for The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.
At RHS Garden Harlow Carr there’ll be live music throughout the gardens across the weekend between 1 pm and 4 pm each day with performances by Take 2 Big Band, New Horizons Dance Band, Barnsley Brass and Chris Irvin Concert Orchestra.
RHS Garden Hyde Hall will be providing a garden trail and fun family workshops to keep the children entertained over the Bank Holiday weekend. Make sure to keep an eye out for the Jubilee-themed containers around the welcome building which are filled with purple, white and silver plants and topped with a woven crown in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee.
For the Platinum Jubilee party weekend, RHS Garden Rosemoor is hosting an extended weekend of music and celebration in the Stream Field. Performances wil take place form 1 pm to 4 pm each day, so swing by to hear from Darren Sturgess Handpan Drumming, Tano Taiko Drummers, Appledore Town Band and Hatherleigh Town Band.
Take your family to RHS Garden Wisley this Bank Holiday weekend to soak up the sounds of Chi Jazz on the Seven Acres Lawn and enjoy family activities like a special Queen Bee Crafting Session. There’ll also be a special tribute to Her Majesty on the Jellicoe Canal to mark her Platinum Jubilee.
For more information on local and national events over the Bank Holiday weekend, visit the official Platinum Jubilee events page to see what’s going on near you and make the most of the long weekend.