After missing the Chelsea Flower Show, Dame Judi Dench hopes Queen Elizabeth would go for a “little walk.”
DAME JUDI DENCH has sent the Queen a beautiful message about the Chelsea Flower Show in London, which she missed due to a scheduling conflict.
Dame Judi Dench, 85, said she hopes the monarch “gets a quiet time to come and have a little browse around” in the Queen’s Green Canopy Garden, despite the fact that the 95-year-old monarch was unable to attend this year’s unveiling.
The Oscar winner opened the Queen’s Green Canopy Garden on Monday, which will feature important exhibitions to commemorate the Queen’s golden jubilee.
The garden will also draw attention to the growing concern about climate change.
As she opened the largest garden devoted to the monarch, Dame Judi said the show looked “as always, immaculate.”
The Queen’s Green Canopy Garden, designed by David Dodd, contains 21 trees and over 3,500 plants, as well as hay bale sculptures.
Dame Judi Dench told PEOPLE, “I hope [Queen Elizabeth] gets a peaceful moment to come and take a little look around.”
The show was attended by Prince Edward, Sophie Wessex, and Princess Anne, however the Queen was unable to attend.
Due to Covid limitations, the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) annual celebration, which Her Majesty adores, was rescheduled from its regular May date, and the Queen was unable to attend because she is still at Balmoral in Scotland.
The Queen seldom misses a performance, and this will be the first occasion in 16 years that she will be absent.
Dame Judi announced that she would be planting a Himalayan silver birch tree in honor of the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
“We’ve never had the opportunity to celebrate a platinum jubilee before, never had someone on the throne for 70 years,” she remarked.
“The work the Queen has done, and continues to do, is incredible, and what better way to celebrate than to have a garden, and then for all of us to take it on and plant a tree, which also helps to combat climate change?”
The chair of the Queen’s Green Canopy Garden hopes that the garden will encourage visitors to participate in the Plant a Tree for the Jubilee program.
Sir Nicholas Bacon, chair of the Queen’s Jubilee Committee, said, “The Jubilee is a historic occasion.”
“The Queen’s Green Canopy is offering everyone the chance to commemorate this momentous occasion by carefully planting trees at the appropriate time of year in the.”Brinkwire Summary News”.