In April Kensington Palace has opened a garden to honor the life of , 20 years after her death. It complements an exhibition of the princess's style on view at the palace through 2018. Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince Harry, toured the site now known as the White Garden in memory of Diana. Here's what you should know about it, including how you can visit.
Tickets are included with admission to Kensington Palace, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (the last admission is at 5 p.m.) through October 31. Starting November 1, it will be open daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with the last admission at 3 p.m. Entrance costs £15.50 (about $20) for adults 16 and over and is free for children ages 5 to 15 when tickets are purchased online here.
A sign now posted says, "This year the garden team have created a White Garden to mark twenty years since [Princess Diana's] tragic death. Designed to be viewed from the walkway, the chosen planting is simply, joyful and elegant, creating a reflective space."
"In the mornings, she would go out for a jog and would stop by the garden and have a chat with Graham [the gardens manager] and the gardeners," head gardener Sean Harkin told Country Living. "She would say how much she liked the garden and comment on what it was looking like depending on the seasons. She would have a bit of a joke with them and was really friendly and warm."
Here is the full planting list.