The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Her Majesty the Queen

The Queen will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee on the Thursday 2 June 2022. This occasion marks 70 years on the throne and offers up exciting opportunities for the residents of Buckinghamshire to celebrate both the extended bank holiday (2 to 5 June 2022) and in the run up to it.

We are working towards a number of projects that will enable the community to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee and provide a legacy for future generations.

In particular, we are focusing on supporting The Queen's Green Canopy (QGC). The Queens Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark the occasion which invites people from across the United Kingdom to "Plant a Tree for the Jubilee".

Supporting communities to celebrate the Jubilee

In support of the Jubilee we will:

  • offer a free tree to every school, care home and nursery in the county as part of the "plant a tree for the Jubilee" scheme (to date 234 organisations have taken up this offer)
  • develop tree planting guidance for community groups including advice for planting on highways land
  • work towards our aim of planting over 500,000 trees over the next 10 years and producing the Woodland Creation Design Plans for phase 1 of the project
  • ensure that our Community Boards are supporting their local communities to celebrate both the environment and the Jubilee
  • encourage schools to celebrate the Jubilee through projects such as veteran tree appreciation, creative art installations and inter-generational planting activities

Get involved

To get involved in celebrations you can:

  • explore the Free Tree's for Schools and Communities scheme run by the Woodland's Trust
  • hold a picnic or barbecue with family, friends and neighbours for the Big Jubilee Lunch on 5 June 2022
  • create a celebration plant display inspired by the Jubilee
  • have a tree party to honour a local tree- this can include a tea party or outdoor painting
  • contact your local Community Board to find out what they are planning or suggest ideas
  • host a street party with your neighbours - find out how to organise a Jubilee street party

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