Diamond Jubilee: Waddesdon Manor's floral display

The floral display at Waddesdon Manor The floral display at Waddesdon Manor took 7.5 hours to put together

A Buckinghamshire stately home is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee with a giant floral display containing 50,000 plants.

The 14m (45ft) by 4m (12ft) spectacle at Waddesdon Manor is based on the winning entry of BBC TV programme Blue Peter's Jubilee emblem competition.

Two gardeners took seven and half hours to put it together.

Waddesdon Manor, near Aylesbury, is a French Renaissance-style ch√Ęteau, built in the 19th Century.

The Jubilee emblem was designed by Katherine Dewar, from Chester, whose design was chosen from 35,000 entries in a Blue Peter competition and drawn up at Waddesdon where gardeners selected the plants.

The display is due to last until mid October or the first frosts.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Beds, Herts & Bucks



Min. Night 13 °C


  • Nigel Farage (left) and Douglas CarswellWho's next?

    The Tory MPs being tipped to follow Carswell to UKIP

  • A painting of the White House on fire by Tom FreemanFinders keepers

    The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814

  • Sailing rock in Death ValleyRock and roll

    Mystery of Death Valley's 'sliding rocks' solved - and more tales

  • Chris and Regina Catrambone with their daughter Maria LuisaSOS

    The millionaires who rescue people at sea

  • Plane7 days quiz

    What unusual offence got a Frenchman thrown off a plane?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.