Chelsea Flower Show honors Queen with portrait made of flowers

London (AP) – With a flowery portrait of the Queen, the Chelsea Flower Show honors Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II on her 70th anniversary of the throne.

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A floral silhouette of the crowned monarch will be seen at the London Garden Show. Corresponding sketches have now been published. The florist Simon Lycett, who often works for the Royal Family, is responsible for the extraordinary work of art.

The floral sculpture, which features the Queen in profile, will be covered with branches on both sides. The sides are connected by shelves. 70 handmade terracotta pots planted with lilies of the valley should stand on it. They are one of the Queen’s favorite flowers and were included in her coronation bouquet in 1953.

After the death of her father, Elizabeth had King George VI. ascended the throne on February 6, 1952. Your platinum anniversary will be celebrated with numerous activities and honors. The main celebrations are planned for early June in London. The now 96-year-old Queen was crowned on June 2, 1953.

Other arrangements in honor of the Queen are planned at the Chelsea Flower Show from 24th to 28th May. One installation will feature a roof made of fresh delphiniums, emulating the colors and planting of the landscape around the royal residence of Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

“These imaginative floral tributes are a fitting and joyful portrayal of a truly unique monarch and we hope visitors will enjoy seeing them at the show in the run-up to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations,” said Helena Pettit of the garden arts association, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

The Queen has been Patron of RHS since 1952 and has attended the Chelsea Flower Show more than 50 times during her reign.