Celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Her Majesty The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. We'll be commemorating this historic occasion in a number of ways at the places we care for across the bank holiday weekend from 2-5 June. We're also celebrating through our tree planting projects through the year as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy.

Castles, crowns and corgis

In her letter to the nation, the Queen said that she hoped the Jubilee 'will bring together families and friends, neighbours and communities'. And in that spirit, however you plan to spend the weekend, we'd love for you to join us.

Here you can find Jubilee events near you and other ideas for the weekend of celebration. From crown-making sessions and corgi trails to beacon lighting and stepping into the 1950s through music and exhibitions, there's plenty to get involved in. You can also discover our pick of bank holiday walks, recipes perfect for picnics and street parties, and learn about royal connections to the places in our care.

A girl wearing a flower crown

Celebrate the Jubilee with us 

Celebrate the Jubilee over the long bank holiday weekend. From beacon lighting and crafts, to games and activities, we've got hundreds of events up and down the country for good old-fashioned get-togethers at the places in our care.

Jubilee weekend ideas

Make the most of the long weekend with family and friends, whether you’re partying at home or picnicking in the great outdoors. Here are some ideas, from baking to bunting, to help you have a royally good celebration. 

Royal connections

Planting a legacy

 

 

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee through tree planting

This year, as part of our tree planting ambitions, and in support of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), we’ll be planting and dedicating trees to pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen as she becomes the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

QGC is a unique tree planting initiative created to commemorate this historic occasion. We’ll be marking this milestone with 70 new tree planting projects across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The projects will create a legacy, honouring Her Majesty’s leadership over the past 70 years and will benefit wildlife and future generations to come.

The following ancient woodlands have also been dedicated for The Queen's Green Canopy:

Benthall Woodland, Shropshire

Blickling Wood, Norfolk

Fingle Woods, Teign Valley

Horner Wood, Somerset

Dinefwr Park and Dinefwr Castle Woods, Carmarthenshire

Several ancient trees in our care have also been dedicated. These include Tolpuddle Martyrs' Tree (sycamore), Dorset; Newton's Apple Tree, Woolsthorpe Manor, Lincolnshire; the Ankerwycke Yew, Wraysbury, Berkshire; and a veteran oak tree at Plas Newydd House and Garden, Anglesey. 

This planting has been funded by National Trust supporters and a generous legacy. It will see a range of projects get underway in 2022 - from replacing individual trees to larger-scale planting such as the recreation of historic tree avenues lost to disease, old age or storms.

These projects form part of our ambitious programme to restore avenues, conserve ancient trees and protect our ancient woodlands. It will also contribute to our aim to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030.

 

Flowers with the royal seal of approval

From woodland wild flowers to cottage garden blooms, meet just some of the flowers that hold a place in royal affections.    

Celebrate the Jubilee

There’s plenty going on at the places in our care over the Jubilee bank holiday weekend, so come and celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with us this summer