Are you ready to celebrate the Coronation of Charles III and Camilla in your garden? It’s time to get your green thumbs out and create a garden fit for a king and queen! Here are some fun and cheerful ways to make your garden ready for the big day whether enjoying quietly or inviting friends and family over:
Get Your Garden in Tip-Top Shape
Before the big day, make sure your garden is looking its best. Grab your gardening gloves and start removing any dead plants or debris, mow the lawn, and prune any overgrown hedges or shrubs. Add some fresh soil and mulch to your garden beds, give them a feed, and watch your plants thrive in time.
Add Some Patriotic Colours
What’s a Coronation celebration without some red, white, and blue? Add some British colours to your garden by planting flowers in those colours or hanging up some patriotic bunting. Spruce up your garden furniture with some red, white and blue cushions or tablecloths too as an easy way to add a bit of colour.
What Flowers Can Be Planted?
Here are some examples of lovely flowers that can be planted in red, white, and blue to add patriotic colours to your garden.
- Reds: Poppies, Geraniums, Roses, Tulips, Dahlias, Salvia
- Whites: Daisies, Lilies, Petunias, Carnations, Hydrangeas
- Blues: Delphiniums, Irises, Bluebells, Agapanthus, Salvia, Lobelia
Mixing and matching these flowers can create a beautiful and colourful display in your garden. Remember, you don’t need to stick to just these colours – any bright and cheerful flowers can add to the festive atmosphere. Get creative and have fun with it! We have lots of ready-to-go flowers in our garden centres now that can be planted straight into the ground or in pots and hanging baskets for wonderful displays
Petunias are lovely plants coming in a variety of pinks, reds, white, bluish-purple and yellow colours, and sizes, and are great for beds, pots, and hanging baskets. They will typically bloom with a mass of flowers throughout summer, lasting well into the autumn and even winter depending on the ambient temperatures. Pollinators love them and their red and white varieties would be the perfect choice if planting for the Coronation.
- Red Geranium
If you want to add some bold red colour to the garden for the Coronation, then red geraniums are the ones to go for. Their large, beautiful scarlet flowers have a lovely shape and vibrant colour, aided in standing out by their deep green foliage. They are fantastic for beds, borders, and containers. Red geraniums will also tolerate a degree of forgetfulness but will really benefit from just a bit of care and in return reward you with plentiful red blooms.
- Blue Lobelia
A compact plant producing dainty light-blue flowers on green foliage in the summer months. True blue flowers are a rarity in the gardening world, but this is a plant that has a true-blue flower! They are perfect for adding a burst of blue interest in the garden and a perfect choice of blue flower if planting for the King’s Coronation.
Create a Cosy Seating Area
Your guests will need a place to relax and enjoy the festivities as will you, so why not create a cosy seating area in your garden? Set up a table and chairs for dining or create a comfortable seating area for guests to relax and chat. Make sure there’s enough seating for everyone. Add some comfortable cushions or throw blankets over the chairs and keep a garden umbrella on hand for shade depending how sunny your garden is. As long as it’s comfortable and inviting it will go down well.
Light Up Your Garden
Keep the party going into the night with some outdoor lighting. String lights, lanterns, or solar-powered lights can all create a festive atmosphere in your garden. Plus, it’s practical for your guests to see where they’re going.
Add a Coronation-Themed Feature
Add some extra royal flair to your garden with a Coronation-themed feature. A decorative flagpole, royal bunting, or a crown shaped planter perhaps. Get creative and have some fun!
There you have it, some cheerful ways to get your garden ready for the Coronation of Charles III and Camilla. Remember to have fun and enjoy this historic celebration with your family and friends in your beautiful and inviting garden.