Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited a Stock Gardens garden!

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Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited a Stock Gardens garden!

Did you meet Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh when they visited Chelmsford Cathedral on May 6th to mark the centenary of the Chelmsford Diocese?

Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell, explained: “Chelmsford Diocese is one hundred years old this year. People from all over this vast and diverse diocese, from East London and Essex, gathered in our cathedral to welcome Her Majesty the Queen.

“The Queen’s visit was the icing on the cake of our centenary year.”

The Queen and Prince Philip attended a morning service at the cathedral, which was played on loudspeakers in the cathedral courtyard which gave the general public the opportunity to take part. It was her first visit to Chelmsford since it became a city; the last time Her Majesty visited the cathedral was in 1998.

After the service, the royals visited Felsted School, which is 450 years old this year, as well as Guy Harlings, the building that houses the Offices of the Diocese of Chelmsford and Chelmsford Cathedral. It’s thought that the Queen then spent some time in the building, parts of which date back to the 15th Century, and took in the beautiful views of the cathedrals and its grounds.

Here at Stock Gardens, we were delighted to hear the news as we are in charge of the maintenance of the Diocese Gardens! Regarded as a little green oasis in the heart of Chelmsford, we work incredibly hard to ensure that it remains a timeless, peaceful area that combines the natural beauty of its mature trees and hedges with formal landscaping, paths and closely cut lawns.

We hope that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh both enjoyed their visit and to Chelmsford Diocese and Felsted School, Stock Gardens wishes you a very happy birthday!


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