This is why the Princess Diana memorial garden is completely white
It’s not for the obvious reason you’d think.
August 31st 2017 will mark 20 years since the tragic death of Princess Diana. Prince William and Harry’s mother is still widely remembered and greatly missed, and for that reason a special garden has been created in her name in the grounds of her former home, Kensington Palace.
The White Garden was unveiled in April to celebrate the late Princess’ life, and is located in the sunken garden at Kensington Palace – one of Diana’s favourite places in the grounds. Filled with forget-me-nots (also some of Diana’s favourite flowers) as well as white roses and lilies (a flower typically associated with funerals), there’s a real white theme going on the commemorative garden. But why is that?
The obvious answer would be that white flowers are commonly associated with death, as they’re often given at funerals. But when Country Living spoke to Kensington Palace’s head gardener Sean Harkin, who came up with the idea for the garden, it became clear that wasn’t the main reason for the theme of white.
It’s actually because Diana wore a lot of white, and some of the key pieces in an exhibition being held inside the palace celebrating the Princess’ iconic fashion were white and cream outfits she famously wore.
“Diana wore a lot of white and creams. Certain pieces in the exhibition stood out like the famous Elvis dress as well as some of the photos from the Mario Testino shoot in 1997 where she wore cream,” Sean said.
“The whole feel of the exhibition, those photos and the dresses was quite radiant and the feeling was quite uplifting which is what we wanted the garden to be,” he added.
And taking a look at some of the pictures from the garden, you can see they’ve certainly achieved that radiance.
If you want to go to the exhibition, you can get details here; or for more information on how you can visit the White Garden, click here.
Source: cosmopolitan com
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