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A message of condolence and sympathy on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

by James Barnes

It is with huge sadness that we learnt yesterday evening of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The HTA would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty for the immeasurable stability, dignity and prestige she has bestowed on this nation in so many ways and for so many years. For us in particular in the field of Horticulture. She was of course a hugely keen gardener and took special interest in the development of the gardens at Buckingham Palace, Balmoral and Sandringham. Her love of countryside unrivalled.

Her attendance at Chelsea every year testament to that wider interest and support of the industry.

The iconic planting of a tree so symbolic in so many of her duties and ceremonies.

And just this year the huge take up of tree planting across the land to celebrate her platinum jubilee under the banner of the Queen’s Canopy.

Many of our members have had or have the patronage of the Royal household through the Royal Warrant and will have had the pleasure and privilege that that honour bestows.

She will be hugely missed not just in our country but across the world

Our thoughts and hearts are with all the Royal Family at this poignant time.

God save the King


Read our guidance to HTA members on the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II here.

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