HM The Queen officially opens the Jubilee Gardens
26th October 2012
On 25th October 2012 Her Majesty the Queen visited the new Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank to officially open the new gardens and to mark the completion of the transformation.
Her Majesty unveiled a new plaque to commemorate her visit. The gardens were first created in 1977 to celebrate the Queen’s Silver Jubilee and the plaque she unveiled then was also on display.
The royal party was welcomed by Sir David Brewer, the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, the Mayor and Mayoress of Lambeth, Kate Hoey MP and Ted Inman, chair of the Jubilee Gardens Trust.
The Queen also met representatives of those responsible for the design, funding, as well as Frosts Landscape Construction who are the main contractor. Delighted to be formally presented to The Queen were: Ken White, Managing Director; Martin Wiles, Contract Manager; Rob Hewison and Carl Warwick-Compton, operatives. Other members of Frosts had a chance to meet The Queen more informally in the marquee.
The queen was also presented a posy (created by the floristry department at Frosts Garden Centre) by Martin Wiles’ three year old daughter Bethany, who was shy after presenting the flowers.