Exotic trees added to Buckingham Palace

The Queen has added some exotic trees to the gardens at Buckingham Palace.  The new palm trees were spotted by the Queen at last year’s Chelsea Flower Show, and ordered soon afterwards for the Buckingham Palace Garden.

The trees are described as having silvery blue – green, flame shaped leaves.  There were supplied by Simon Gridley, from Amulree Exotics, and sourced from Spain.  The cost is reported to have been below £800.

Because of the cold London climate, they will be stored inside until summer when they will be planted in the gardens.  It is not reported where there will be stored, as the original palace conservatories have been converted to a swimming pool and the Queen’s Gallery respectively.

The Queen’s garden is no stranger to exotic imports.  For many years the garden was home to a group of pink flamingos, which were unfortunately killed by foxes in the 1980s.

For more details see: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article3890030.ece

If you want to learn more about the gardens at Buckingham Palace, the Buckingham Palace Virtual Tour has much more information.
Posted on Thursday 8 May, 2008
Filed under: Buckingham Palace
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