The Dorchester unveils a special garden in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year. This explicate garden has been planted with a selection of her majesty’s favourite flowers, in red white and blue, based on the preferred English country garden-style. Although the spectacular Jubilee celebrations may now have come to a close, there is no doubt about the lasting legacy they leave behind.
In the Dorchester’s Jubilee Garden blue hydrangeas take centre stage on the forecourt garden complemented with salvia Victoria, pure white begonias, red begonia bay trees and Festoucia grass. The central balconies of the hotel display six union jack flags all made from silk flowers. The canopy above the entrance features a burst of petunias in red, white and blue, whilst in the centre is an ornate crown resembling The Queen’s Coronation crown from 60 years ago.
Inside the hotel, large lavender plants attend each sofa along The Promenade at The Dorchester, the great urns are filled with blue agapanthus, white and red roses, blue delphinium, scented white lilies and passionflower. The Guild table is decorated with a collection of white and blue campanula plants, mini red rose plants, myrtle trees, red begonias and carpet moss reminiscent of an English country garden. Designer Florist Wendy Black commented, “I researched the history of palace gardens to create something fitting for the queen, for example records indicate Lavender has always been a firm favourite with the royals.”