As daffodils and cherry blossoms mark the start of spring on London lawns, a famous residence in the English capital is preparing to welcome first-time picnics, with the Buckingham Palace gardens opening up to the paying public.
The Royal Collection Trust has announced that a self-guided tour through the gardens and around its large 3.5-acre lake will be open this summer for those who want to explore.
Trust states: “You can stroll the winding garden paths at your own pace and experience the beauty and tranquility of this walled oasis in central London. Among the many features to discover are the 156-meter Herbaceous Border, Chestnut Avenue, the Bananas planted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the famous lake with its island that houses the Buckingham Palace bees. “
Perhaps the most important? Picnics on the lawn can be experienced as part of the visit.
Of course, enjoying scones and curd in a spacious royal garden can be a difficult question when there is so much more to see and explore.
According to the Royal Collection Trust, the garden is a habitat rich in biodiversity, with more than a thousand trees, the National Collection of Mulberry trees and 320 types of wild flowers and lawns.
Among its 29 acres, there is also a rose garden, a summer house, a wildflower meadow, all of which can be visited on daily guided tours during the summer from July 9 to September 18.
Do you want to sign up for a royal visit? Just head here.
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