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Who can forget Princess Diana? This year is actually the 20th anniversary of her tragic death. To commemorate the years, she will not only be remembered with a few floral arrangements. The grounds of Kensington Palace where she used to live now has about 12,000 of her favorite flowers.
The White Garden, previously named as the Sunken Garden, was designed with the thought of the late princess’ influential aesthetic in mind. The gardeners found inspiration in the things that she used to love such as the popular Elvis Catherine Walker that she wore, which can be seen on display right at the palace’s fashion exhibition. This whole garden was created around the Catherine Walker dress.
In the past, Diana often strolled through the foliage of the royal garden early in the morning. She chose this specific time so that she would not be easily spotted by the public. This clearly had a special place in the late princess’ heart.
According to Head Gardener Sean Harkin, Diana was very endearing. She would often stop by and talk to the gardeners and praised them for their hard work. He also implied that she had a sense of humor. A gardener tripped and fell over which was kind of embarrassing. Princess Diana turned around, told the gardener ‘Back luck, chaps’ and smiled.
For those who are fans of floral arrangements, better is in store at you at The White Garden as this is now open to the public. You will be treated to the wonderful sight of different blooms like Treasure Primrose wallflowers, Persian lilies, and Tulipa Diana.
About 3,500 white forget-me-nots were also added as a special touch. Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer, says that these are her sister’s favorite flowers. He also recalls having given him his own small pot of blue blooms when he was just six years of age. This also holds a special meaning to that of Diana’s younger son, Prince Harry.
Visiting the White Garden will not cost you anything – this is free of charge. The flowers are said to be at their best from this month up to September.