To help keep Regent's Park looking beautiful we're supporting a restoration project to reinstate the cherry trees on Chester Road, which is one of the main gateways to the park. Part of the original Nash layout, Chester Road was planted with cherries in the 1930s at the same time as Queen Mary's Rose Gardens were established.
The last cherry trees (Prunus 'Kanzan') were planted in 1978 and having reached the end of their natural life, were removed earlier this year. The Patron for the Royal Parks Foundation, HRH The Prince of Wales is lending his support to the campaign to restore the Cherry Tree Avenue - read the full message of support.
With your help, 100 new cherry trees of the variety 'Prunus' Sunset Boulevard, will be planted later this year – flowering their first light pink blossoms in spring 2016. Thanks to an overwhelming amount of support we've now reached the half way mark and have raised enough funds to plant 50 new Cherry Blossom trees on Chester Road.
Any gift, small or large, will help us Bring Back the Blossom to Chester Road in The Regent's Park – you can also sponsor your own cherry tree, which you can dedicate to a loved one or to commemorate a special occasion.