With the weather gradually getting better, so many of us have already flocked to parks and beaches for a picnic. But this summer, there’s one very special spot opening up that will take your picnic to the next level. For the first time ever, the Queen is planning to open Buckingham Palace’s garden to the public over the summer months.
The Royal Collection Trust (RCT), which manages the public opening of the Queen’s official residences, announced the special experience. Ticket holders will be able to enter and explore the Buckingham Palace garden between 9 July and 19 September.
We’re reopening! This summer we’re opening #BuckinghamPalace garden for visitors to explore. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to picnic on the Palace lawns. https://t.co/wmn9RJgvvG pic.twitter.com/EbeCJqzfpw
— RoyalCollectionTrust (@RCT) April 7, 2021
The RCT said: ‘Visitors will be free to explore a route through the garden that encompasses the 156-metre Herbaceous Border, plane trees planted by and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and views of the island and its beehives across the 3.5-acre lake.’
For the past 200 years, the garden has hosted royal events such as The Queen’s Garden Parties, but now the paying public can enjoy it for themselves.
If this once in a lifetime experience sounds up your street, tickets can be purchased from the RCT website. The ticket prices range from £9.00 to £16.50 and concessions are available. Children under five years old can enter for free.