10:49AM, Saturday 28 September 2013
An extension to the amount of time the Coronation Arch will stay up in Windsor has been granted - to allow the Queen herself the chance to see it.
The willow arch, which stands on the Long Walk and celebrates 60 years of Her Majesty's reign, will now be taken down on Monday, October 14, instead of this week.
It was officially unveiled by gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh on Saturday, September 14, and is accompanied by six crown planters which stand near Windsor Castle's Cambridge Gate.
The plan is to sell off all parts of it, with the crowns expected to fetch £2,500 each and the plants starting from £1.
The installation is the work of the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society which is planning a Coronation Legacy Fund, sponsoring young, aspiring local gardeners through horticultural college.
Visit www.rwrhs.com for details.
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