We are delighted to receive a special tree from The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) “Tree of Trees” which stood tall as a message of hope, regeneration and optimism to the nation and the world as part of the Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations.
The Patchworking Garden Project joins over 300 organisations from across the UK who were recently announced by the QGC as recipients of these special trees in The Queen’s name, which are gifted in a pot embossed with Her Majesty’s cypher.
Presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux, the tree was planted on Monday 21st November 2022 at the Patchworking Garden Project.
The tree becomes part of the living legacy in honour of Her Majesty, joining over a million trees already planted across the UK as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy.
In welcoming the Lord Lieutenant, David Lloyd, one of the Trustees, highlighted the support that the Patchworking Garden Project receives from the local community and how the award is a recognition of the strength and commitment of the team of volunteers at the heart of all that the Garden has achieved.
We planted the tree in the field adjacent to our Academy, where it will take a central position in our new orchard so it can be seen and shared by the whole community. The pot itself will be put in a prominent position in the garden so everyone can enjoy it.
The Queen’s Green Canopy Background
The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a UK-wide tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. The QGC initiative has been extended to the end of the planting season in March 2023, to give people an opportunity to plant trees to honour Her Majesty.
Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the QGC “Tree of Trees” sculpture sought to put the importance of trees at the heart of this historic milestone to celebrate Her Majesty, who planted over 1,500 trees all over the world throughout her 70-year reign.
During the summer, the trees were cared for by Barcham’s Nursery ahead of distribution at the start of the planting season in October.
The trees will be gifted evenly across the UK in proportion to the population, with each county receiving at least one tree. The Lord Lieutenants of each county, who are His Majesty The King’s representatives, have been championing the QGC locally and have selected the recipients of the special trees.
The Queen’s Green Canopy is a not-for-profit initiative. For more information please visit: