Today is the day of farewell to the longest-lived Queen ever.
Her reign lasted 70 years and she discreetly left in the year of her Platinum Jubilee.
Many know her passions, from driving her Range Rovers to Corgi dogs (and also to Dorgi, a breed she created by crossing one of her beloved Scottish Corgi specimens with a dachshund), and among these it is impossible not to mention her sensitivity. for the world of Gardens and Gardening, of which she approached and dedicated with enthusiasm from a young age.
The Queen was for 70 years the "Royal Patron" of the Royal Horticultural Society, the most important English botanical society: since the day of her accession to the throne in 1952, she has enthusiastically maintained this role with great sensitivity.
The same Society, when she was inly ten years old, stated that it was delighted to hear that "the little Princess Elizabeth was starting to plant a little garden of her own at the Royal Lodge". The same Society, to encourage her interest, sent her tickets to Chelsea Flower Show, the most important and famous event in the world on the world of Gardening organized by the RHS.
Since then, at the event that takes place every year in May in London, the Queen has participated for over eighty consecutive years, up to edition 2022, the year of his platinum jubilee, where he did not fail to attend one of his latest public releases.
In many editions of the CFS she has been honored by what has been one of her favorite events during her long reign, with installations, gifts and new species of flowers that have been named in her honor.
We want to remember her and pay her our homage with this iconic photo, taken at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2016, portrayed in front of a floral installation dedicated to her by garden designer Veevers Carter.
There are many curiosities about the Queen and her love for Gardening. Here are some links to find out more about this passion of Elizabeth II.
Photo: RHS / Luke MacGregor
Cover: REUTERS/Matt Dunham/Pool