08:02AM, Wednesday 17 July 2013
The castle grounds played host to the Windsor Rose and Horticultural Show on Saturday as visitors basked in the weekend heat-wave.
In its 108th year, crowds of all ages flocked to the charming chapter gardens at St George's School in Datchet Road to enjoy a day of competitions, activities and floral displays.
In honour of 60 years since the queen's coronation, a Triumphant Arch made from roses was placed at Cambridge Gate.
The floral sculpture consisted of six archways, representing each decade of Her Majesty's reign.
Members of the public were given the chance to weave a part of the willow onto one of its sections as well as contribute their home-grown roses to the arch's stone columns.
Jazz music played throughout the afternoon and cream teas were served on the lawn as others cooled down in the Windsor and Eton Brewery beer tent.
A host of floral arrangements, cakes and crafts were on display as part of the show's 100 competitive classes and more than 40 trade stands sold items ranging from slate tableware to hand crafted wooden gifts.
A Punch and Judy show entertained children as well as a petting zoo and birds of prey display.
The Windsor Pubs in Bloom Award and the Johnnie Walker cup was awarded to The Two Brewers in Park Street for being the most attractive and florally decorated pub in Windsor and the surrounding area.
All prizes were handed out by Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle Air Marshal Ian Macfadyen CB OBE.
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