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Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla given inside info on Buckingham Palace gardens

The Queen visited the Garden Museum at Lambeth Palace to see a new exhibition on British gardens. 

Queen Camilla visited the Garden Museum on Southbank to see “Gardening Bohemia”. 

The Queen mentioned how much she enjoyed the exhibition and its focus on women’s achievements in gardening. She explained, 

I’m so glad that you are celebrating all the women who are these great gardeners because we do love gardening, as a gardener myself.

‘It’s quite often the men who get celebrated and not the women, so I think you’re doing a brilliant job here by sharing what they do.

The exhibition included a handwritten journal that contained the detailed design of the gardens at Buckingham Palace a century ago. The book specifically mentions The King’s grandfather, known as Prince Albert, at the time. 

The King is currently Patron of the Garden Museum but The Queen joked that she would like to take the patronage from him. Both Charles and Camilla are avid gardeners. 

“Gardening Bohemia: Bloomsbury Women Outdoors” is a new exhibition focusing on the gardens of the Bloomsbury Group, a group of authors, artists, and philosophers in the early twentieth century. Specifically, the exhibition explores Virginia Woolf’s garden at Monk’s House, Vanessa Bell’s garden at Charleston, Lady Ottoline Morrell’s garden at Garsington Manor, and Vita Sackville West’s garden at Sissinghurst Castle. 

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