New videos from The Royal Parks reveal behind-the-scenes preparations for the Royal Wedding
The Royal Parks has today released two new videos on its official YouTube channel, which offer an insight into work being carried out by The Royal Parks in the run-up to the Royal Wedding on 29 April.
Green Park and St James's Park will feature prominently on the Royal Wedding procession route, which passes many of the parks' most iconic sites, including the Memorial Gardens (opposite Buckingham Palace), The Mall and Horse Guards Parade.
The videos feature beautiful footage of these iconic sites, as well as interviews with staff from Green Park and St James's Park, talking about their work to ensure the parks and procession route look their best on the day.
In a video on the Royal Wedding procession route, Mark Wasilewski (Manager of St James's Park and Green Park) gives a guided tour of the procession route and shares his expectations for the day. A video on the Memorial Gardens sees Graham Hartley (Assistant Manager of St James's Park and Green Park) share his tips on tending to the plants opposite Buckingham Palace.
Mark Wasilewski, Manager of St James's Park and Green Park, said:
"The whole team is absolutely privileged, as well as delighted, to be involved in such a wonderful occasion. Our role on the day is to make the parks and procession route look their best. We hope to encourage visitors to stop and savour the whole day in the Royal Parks. The atmosphere is going to be tremendous."
For viewers inspired by the Memorial Gardens video, The Royal Parks, in association with leading gardening website Crocus, has launched a new website which gives gardening enthusiasts the opportunity to recreate the magic of London's eight Royal Parks in their own back garden. The site offers fresh inspiration and advice from The Royal Parks' expert team of horticulturists, as well as the opportunity to buy plants and bulbs as seen in London's eight Royal Parks. In addition, 15 per cent of every purchase made through the website will go towards supporting the Parks, for the enjoyment of future generations.
To view videos on The Royal Parks and the Royal Wedding, visit:
To buy plants and bulbs as seen in the Royal Parks, visit: http://www.crocus.co.uk/html/royalparks/index.html
Notes to Editors
About the Royal Wedding procession route
About The Royal Parks' role in the Royal Wedding
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