To mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, The Royal Parks is transforming the site of a former plant nursery into a new garden to celebrate the reign of the Queen.
The site, which covers more than 1.5 acres and currently has no public access, is in the heart of The Regent’s Park near the Inner Circle.
The new garden will complement the outstanding Grade I listed landscape, already one of the most popular green spaces in the capital, and plans will be developed to complement the nearby gardens within the wider park, Queen Mary’s Gardens and St John’s Lodge Garden. The Royal Parks’ own expert horticulturalists, arboriculturists and landscape teams will work alongside others to create a brand-new public space with significant ecological and environmental value.
Plans will include design features that reflect the Queen’s love of trees and nature.
Loyd Grossman CBE, Chairman of The Royal Parks, said: “We’re delighted that we are able to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with the creation of this very special garden. The Regent’s Park is a masterpiece of landscape design and town planning, and we believe that the garden will enhance the park’s outstanding Grade 1 listed landscape, which is already one of the most popular green spaces in the capital. As a charity, we are committed to doing all we can to increase green space in London, and this site will add a significant 1.5 acres of biodiverse parkland for people to enjoy and explore.”
The Royal Parks will be sharing its designs with the public as they develop and will use a video time-lapse camera to record the transformation.
The charity will commit at least £1m to the project and will seek external funding and public donations.
For further information about The Royal Parks charity, please visit: www.royalparks.org.uk.