Buckingham Palace gardens to open for picnics

Buckingham Palace gardens to open for picnics

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Buckingham Palace gardens open for picnics and guided tours.

Buckingham Palace are set to open their gardens to the public from Friday, July 9, for picnics and self-guided tours. This is the first time that they have done this. Both locals and tourists will be able to visit the stunning lawns and explore the gardens and enjoy a picnic while they are there.

The demand for tickets has been extremely high and additional places have been put on for dates running from July to September.

Visitors will also able to get their hands on a new range of summer picnic products that the Royal Collection Trust have launched. The products have been launched to coincide with the opening of the gardens.

Products will include a picnic blanket, napkins, a reusable water bottle and a sandwich bag. The designs including summer flowers and a royal ceremony inspired design too.

Anyone who wants to visit the gardens must pre-book and this goes for the guided tours too. Guided tours will include the south-west of the garden. The tours will include highlights such as the summerhouse, the wildflower meadow and the rose garden.

“It’s an offer that we’ve never offered before”, said Adam, a visitor services warden for the Royal Collection.

“It’s an exciting prospect to allow people to come in and picnic in the gardens and explore to their own leisure.

“We’re sort of in an oasis within the centre of London so not many people realise it’s here or how big it is either. It’s the largest private garden in London, so I feel like we’ve got lots of secrets to tell people” added Adam.

“We sadly haven’t been able to open the state rooms this year because of the current situation as we might ordinarily have done and therefore it’s wonderful to be able to open the garden instead” said the Royal Collection’s curator of decorative arts, Sally Goodsir.

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