The Prince of Wales launches the new Royal Parks charity in Hyde Park. The new organisation has been created following the merger of the Royal Parks Agency and the Royal Parks Foundation.
HRH tours the under construction Hyde Park ‘super’ nursery where he meets horticultural apprentices and ground staff at work. HRH also meets members of the construction team, before viewing the bi-folding Wimbledon-style roof of the football pitch-sized building which allows the plants to remain in situ during unpredictable weather.
HRH the views one of the wildflower meadow areas within Hyde Park, where he meets a group of local school children engaged in insect meadow sweeping. HRH is also shown the Royal Park’s Mission: Invertebrate story telling education ‘snail ’ (which is shaped like a snail), and meet members of its education team along with some children using the facility.
HRH is then driven in a carriage pulled by two of the park’s working shire horses to the Ranger’s Lodge where he joins a reception with staff and volunteers.