The Queen’s floral sculptural portrait will be among the tributes paid to the monarch on her Platinum Jubilee at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The lavish gardening festival will return in May for the first time next month since the pandemic.

Visitors will also be taken to one of the heads of state’s favorite spots to honor her 70 years on the throne, with a setting inspired by the colors of the Balmoral countryside.

Plans for Simon Lycett’s sculptural floral portrait of the Queen (RHS/PA)

Renowned florist Simon Lycett, who has created many arrangements for the royal family, designed a special silhouette of the Queen in the official Platinum Jubilee purple.

It will be covered on both sides with a series of native British twigs with internal shelves arranged in 70 terracotta pots, handcrafted in Warwickshire, and planted with Lily of the Valley, one of the Queen’s favorite plants. her coronation bouquet.

An installation by floral designer Veevers Carter will feature a canopy of fresh canaries, mimicking the colors and landscapes of Scotland near the Royal Family’s Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire.

The nature view pays homage to the Balmoral countryside and features the Queen in pressed petals (RHS/PA)

The site, Nature View, will provide visitors with “ambient soundscapes” and visuals of wildlife, resulting in a large-scale portrait of the Queen made of dried pressed flowers. Collected and reused from previous events by designers.

In the show’s Great Pavilion, the memorial will be surrounded by photography exhibits of the Queen who visited the show during her reign.

Monument in the woods (RHS/PA)

With a calm and peaceful environment, it will be set against a palette of white, green, purple and blue plants to reflect the tones found in the natural woodland.

An archway with royal symbols reminiscent of the country meadows by Lucy Vail Floristry will decorate the Bullring Gate.

It will consist of three wicker crowns covered with sweet peas and columns filled with foxgloves, geraniums, and irises.

Lucy Vail Floristry Archway (RHS/PA) Gaur Gate

Helena Pettit, director of RHS Gardens and Shows: “This year RHS Chelsea will be special as we celebrate this historic anniversary for the Queen and when the show returns in post-pandemic May.

“These imaginative floral tributes are a fitting and joyful expression of a truly unique king, and we hope visitors will enjoy seeing them at the pre-Christmas show. Saint Platinum.”

The Queen has been a royal patron of the Royal Horticultural Society since 1952 and was a frequent visitor to the show with her parents as a child.

The Queen visits the Exhibition of 1971 (PA) / PA Archive

She attended more than 50 times during her 70-year reign.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show tickets are available for May 27, including late opening and May 28 at


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