Royal Tree Planting
To pay tribute to the long reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and to mark the coronation of King Charles III, the Royal Parks have agreed that the Friends can plant two trees in the Park.
Members are invited to join the ceremonies on Monday 13 November, meeting at the Park offices by Blackheath Gate just before 2pm. The tree for the Queen is a Mulberry (Morus Nigra) which will be planted near the cricket pitch - Buckingham Palace holds the National collection of some 40 kinds of Mulberry. An English Oak (Quercus Robur) to commemorate last year’s coronation will be planted near the remains of the Queen Elizabeth Oak.
Afterwards, if time permits, Friends can get together over a coffee at the Pavilion Café.