Special pink roses planted to mark the Coronation in the Harborough districtPublished Saturday 6 May 2023
Symbolic roses have been planted in the Harborough district to commemorate the Coronation of King Charles III today, 6 May.
Harborough District Council’s Chairman, Cllr Neil Bannister visited the Rose Garden in Welland Park, Market Harborough, to view the 15 Coronation Roses that were recently planted to honour this significant event.
He also raised the Union Flag for the Coronation on a new flagpole the council has erected.
Cllr Bannister said: “The King’s Coronation is a truly unique moment for the UK. I am delighted these special roses have been planted as a symbol of the council marking this historic occasion. They will add colour and zest to the park.”
The Coronation Rose is Floribunda species that is fit for a king. The flower is hardy and produces clusters of medium-sized, double, baby pink blooms that will keep going all summer, and well into the short nights of autumn.
Businesses and shops across the Harborough district have also marked the Coronation by putting up flags and red, white and blue bunting.
To see details of celebration events for the Coronation happening near you visit www.harborough.gov.uk/coronation
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