The Queen is opening Buckingham Palace Garden to visitors for the first time - but only for a limited period

Bethan Rose Jenkins
·2-min read
Photo credit: George W Johnson - Getty Images
Photo credit: George W Johnson - Getty Images

The Queen will open Buckingham Palace Garden to the public over the summer months this year, for the first time.

Between the 9 July and 19 September, ticket holders will be able to enter the gardens and explore the grounds freely.

Some of the attractions within the gardens highlighted by the Buckingham Palace website include, “156-metre Herbaceous Border, the Horse Chestnut Avenue, the Plane trees planted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the famous lake with its island that is home to the Buckingham Palace bees.”

There will be food stalls to purchase refreshments at various parts of the park and guests are also welcomed to bring their own picnics.

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The palace grounds cover 39 acres of land and it is the largest private garden in London, with more than 1,000 trees and 85 different varieties of Oak tree alone.

For the past 200 years the garden has played host to a long list of royal events, including The Queen’s Garden Parties, but it is also home 30 species of birds and 325 types of wild plants.

The wide range of flowering trees and shrubs can be credited to The Queen Mother, who reportedly cleared many of the denser, Victorian plants in favour of more floral choices.

Tickets to visit the gardens and see the nature for yourself range in price from £9.00 to £16.50 and concessions are available. Children under five years old can enter for free. Tickets are available to book online.

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