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Here's Everything We Know About Princess Diana's New Garden at Kensington Palace

The memorial garden is a poignant and beautiful addition to London's famed parks.
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Kensington Palace has opened a garden to honor the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, 20 years after her death. It complements an exhibition of the princess's style on view at the palace through 2018.

The White Garden is inspired by memories of Diana's life, image, and style, like the white Catherine Walker piece she dubbed the "Elvis dress" that is currently on view at Kensington Palace's summer exhibition.

The late princess lived at Kensington Palace for 15 years and reportedly had a keen interest in the gardens. The newly reopened area, formerly called the Sunken Garden, marks the anniversary of her death in a car accident in Paris.

"She would stop and she would have a chat with the gardeners and comment on all their hard work," Head Gardener Sean Harkin told the Evening Standard (Harkin is also shown in a video below). "There's gardeners who aren't here anymore but remember, and told me stories, about when they were working here in the Sunken Garden. And they remember Princess Diana coming by and she would stop and she would admire the changing floral displays in the garden."

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The garden is open to the public now; its hours are available here and tickets are for sale here.

1. The garden is on the grounds of Kensington Palace and was formerly known as the Sunken Garden.


2. It's filled with a wide range of flowering plants.

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Here is the full planting list.

3. The garden was inspired by memories of the Princess's life, iconic image, and style.


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4. Gardener Jude Evans poses for photographs as she inspects a Tulip Florosa in the garden.


5. The garden is open to the public now.


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6. Here's a video tour.

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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