TQ2979 : Diamond Jubilee Floral Crown

taken 6 years ago, near to Westminster, Great Britain

Diamond Jubilee Floral Crown
Diamond Jubilee Floral Crown
To commemorate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The Royal Parks has teamed up with its contractors to install a magnificent floral crown on the north side of the lake in St James's Park, just past West Island.

The crown is a floral replica of the St Edward's Crown that was used in the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II during her coronation ceremony on 2 June 1953.

The 4 metre high and 2.5 metre wide planted floral crown took five weeks to construct and weighs approximately five tonnes.

It is supported by a steel framework that took four weeks to construct and the 13,500 Kernock Park plants, grown in Cornwall, took a week to put in place.

The crown sparkles with the brilliant foliage of 13,500 plants in the colours of the coronation crown’s sapphires, tourmalines, amethysts, topazes, citrines and gold.

The crown will even sit on a plump red cushion of 7,200 plants and measures 4.5 metres by 4.5 metres. LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
St James's Park
St. James's Park is a 23 hectare park in Westminster, - the oldest of the Royal Parks of London.
St. James's Park is bounded by Buckingham Palace to the west, The Mall and St. James's Palace to the North, Horse Guards to the east, and Birdcage Walk to the south. The park has a small lake, St. James's Park Lake, with two islands, West Island, and Duck Island.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 16 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Place (from Tags)
Park (from Tags)
St James Park 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 29311 79778 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.1292N 0:8.3014W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 29313 79775
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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