ROYAL PARTIES – TREE PLANTING TRADITION
Take a look at the video of The Queen showing Sir David Attenborough the trees that were planted in Buckingham Palace’s garden for her children here.
The photos below show various Royals at Elsick House. Like at Buckingham Palace, many of the trees in the grounds at Elsick bear planting plaques, bearing witness to Elsick’s popularity with royal guests over the decades.
Trees still have all their plaques so it is a great opportunity for a treasure hunt with the children!
We carried on the tree planting tradition in 2017 to commemorate our first marquee wedding couple and our first house wedding couple. Both couples came back to Elsick House to plant a tree to mark this memorable occasion along with the Duke and Duchess of Fife. We even managed to make use of the “Ceremony Spade” for the event which has been used by the Royals families since 1920.