The sea of tribute flowers remaining in London’s parks for Queen Elizabeth II will be composted and reused for tree-planting projects, the city’s Royal Parks said on Tuesday.
Vast amounts of flowers have been left in parks across London following the death of Britain’s longest-serving monarch, who was laid to rest on Monday.
Work to remove the bouquets will begin next Monday, a week after the state funeral for the late president, who passed away on September 8 at the age of 96 after 70 years on the throne.
Wise people can still leave tributes, but the dead flowers will be taken away.
The Royal Parks include London’s famous green spaces such as Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Green Park, which are the setting of the main flower tribute site.
Compost will be used for landscaping and shrubbery projects throughout the parks.
A spokesperson for Royal Parks said: “Our priority at this time is to manage the large number of flowers and memorial flowers that are being left in the Green Park Flower Garden.
“We will store any furniture and artefacts that remain and will work closely with our partners to agree on what we do with them over the next few months with caution and sensitive.”
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