The sea of floral tribute left in London’s parks for Queen Elizabeth II will be composted and reused for planting projects, the city’s Royal Parks said Tuesday.
A huge amount of flowers have been left in parks across London after the death of Britain’s longest-serving monarch, who was buried on Monday.
Work will begin next Monday to remove the clumps of flowers, a week after the state funeral of the late monarch, who died on September 8 at the age of 96 after 70 years on the throne.
Benefactors can still leave a tribute, but the clumps of flowers that are already spoiled are taken away.
The Royal Parks include well-known London green spaces such as Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Green Park, the scene of the main flower stand.
The compost will be used for landscaping projects and shrubs in the parks.
“Our priority right now is to manage the vast amount of flowers and tribute left behind in the Green Park Floral Tribute Garden,” said a Royal Parks spokesperson.
“We will keep all the stuffed animals and artifacts left behind and will work closely with our partners to agree with discretion and sensitivity what we do with them in the coming months.”
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