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An oil painting of a garden party at Buckingham Palace. Queen Victoria and Alexandra, Princess of Wales are returning to the Palace in an open carriage pulled by two grey horses; in the garden, on the left, the Prince of Wales is conversing to a couple in

Their history, form and function

Tom Stuart-Smith (b. 1960)

Windsor - Castle Hill - Panorama 3 2000

RCIN 933797

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The design for the Jubilee Garden to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Golden Jubilee is centred around a circular bandstand, seen here in the centre of the drawing, made from York stone, Purbeck stone and Cumbrian slate, around which snakes a footpath, allowing the visitor to meander away from the main stretch of roadway up Castle Hill. Edward III tower is visible in the background, with St George’s Gateway to the left. Stuart-Smith drew on the tradition of the picturesque landscape around the castle, particularly in the Home Park, and the borders around the path combine groups of shrubs and perennial plants. The planting provides colour from spring through to autumn, focusing particularly on golden yellow, frost blue, purple and white. This is a second proposal, and is close to the final executed design.