Plant a Tree for the Jubilee: The Queen’s Green Canopy

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree-planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, inviting people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”. Of course, residents and staff at our Northampton retirement community were delighted to get involved on Thursday 28th October.

Resident Barbara Brown, a member of the Gardening Club, suggested that the Hawthorns should be a part of this project. She said, “It started very small as these things do, but then I thought that we have a lot of skills within our midst at the Hawthorns, so why not bring them together?”

As well as planting an oak tree in the community’s garden, residents with an artistic flair painted pictures, knitted cushions, and crocheted dolls to be displayed in reception. Following the event, the items created for the event were donated to charity.

West Northamptonshire Council, who visited the Hawthorns for the tree planting, is working closely with the Northamptonshire Lord Lieutenant’s Office to help spur tree-planting activities across the area in the run-up to Jubilee next year.

Ella, Head of Well-being and Activities at The Hawthorns, commented, “We were delighted to have been involved in this historic initiative. Not only did it facilitate a stronger bond within our local community, but it allowed us to be part of a broader effort across the UK in celebration of Her Majesty the Queen.”

To see our residents in action, check out the video below:

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