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Coronation Weekend

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Coronation Weekend

The Coronation of King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023. In celebration of the day, Buckingham Palace announced Monday 8th May would be a Bank Holiday making this Coronation Weekend is another long three day weekend!

We have hung the red, white and blue bunting and flying the union flags in celebrate this historic day. We will be open as usual across the weekend:

Garden Centre:
Saturday 6th May 9-5
Sunday 7th May 10-4
Monday 8th May 9-5

The Boxwood Café
Saturday 6th May 9-4:30
Sunday 7th May 10-3:30
Monday 8th May 9-4:30

Last food orders from kitchen 30 minutes before closing.

Coronation Facts

The Coronation Ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The ceremony will see His Majesty King III crowed along side the Queen Consort. The Coronation will reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in long standing traditions and pageantry.

  • The last time Britain held a coronation ceremony was 70 years ago when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on 2nd June 1953 at the age of 27. Prior to that, her father King George VI’s coronation ceremony took place 16 years earlier in 1937 when Her Majesty was just 11 years old.
  • The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey where there are expected to be around 2,00o guests in attendance.
  • Charles, who is 74 years old, will be the oldest person to be crowned in British History.
  • The Coronation procession from Westminster Abbey back to Buckingham Palace is 1.3 miles long.
  • King Charles will wear the St Edward’s Crown named after St Edward the Confessor. It has been used to crown English and British monarchs since the 1300’s. A new version of the crown was made for Charles II in 1661 because the old one got melted down during the Civil War. It weighs 2.23kg/ 4.9lb and is made of 22 carat gold. It is set with more the 444 precious and semi-precious stones including rubies, amethysts, sapphires, garnet, topazes and tourmalines. The crown has a velvet cap with an ermine band.
  • Queen Camilla will wear Queen Mary’s crown which is made of silver and gold and has 2,200 diamonds on it. it weighs 590g/ 1.3lb

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