Tree Of Trees: Giant Sculpture To Be Constructed Outside Buckingham Palace

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 8 months ago
Tree Of Trees: Giant Sculpture To Be Constructed Outside Buckingham Palace
An artist's impression of the Tree of Trees outside the gates of Buckingham Palace with crowds of people around it
Tree-mendous stuff. Image: Heatherwick Studio

Can you be-leaf it? A 21m high 'tree' constructed of 350 smaller trees will be constructed outside Buckingham Palace for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The 'Tree of Trees' has been designed by Heatherwick Studio, the company of British designer Thomas Heatherwick, whose previous work includes the 2012 Olympic cauldron, the rolling bridge at Paddington Basin and the New Routemaster bus.

This latest, arboreal work consists of 350 native British, each planted in an aluminium pot embossed with the Queen's official cypher. The Tree of Trees will be located outside the Buckingham Palace gates for the Platinum Jubilee weekend, after which the individual trees will be donated to community groups and organisations around the country. They will be planted as part of the Queen's Green Canopy initiative, which aims to plant as many trees as possible in the Jubilee year.

Find out more about the Tree of Trees. Other Platinum Jubilee events in London include street parties, a pageant and special afternoon teas.

Last Updated 26 April 2022

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