A SPECIAL tree from a sculpture to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is taking pride of place in the garden of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) was nominated by the Warwickshire Lieutenancy to receive a tree from The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) Tree of Trees sculpture, which was displayed outside Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee Centre Weekend earlier this year.
And the tree has been planted in the garden of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage in Shottery so it can be enjoyed by the public for years to come.
All 350 British native trees that featured in the 21-metre-tall Tree of Trees sculpture, designed by Heatherwick Studio, have been donated across the country to a variety of community groups and organisations. The sculpture highlighted the importance of trees and nature as well as the success of the first round of QGC tree-planting, which encouraged over a million trees to be planted between October 2021 to March 2022.
The Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, Tim Cox, said: “The Tree of Trees sculpture highlighted the importance of trees and nature to all, and was a great way to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee as Her Late Majesty planted over 1,500 trees all over the world throughout the course of her 70-year reign.
“Following the wishes of King Charles III, The Queen’s Green Canopy has been extended until March 2023 to give people even more time to plant trees as part of the initiative or to gift a tree in her memory.
“Everyone can get involved in planting a tree, whether you have space for an individual tree or a larger woodland project, and each tree planted will make a positive and lasting difference to Warwickshire for generations to come.”
To plant a tree for The Queen’s Green Canopy, visit https://queensgreencanopy.org/get-involved/