The Queen receives thousands of flowers every year but not many match the 3.5 metre flower pot based on an image of her own head.
Two Terracotta pots made in the likeness of HRH Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh — filled with more than 50 different varieties of flowers including geraniums, hydrangeas and freesias — took a team of sculptors and gardeners more than two months to construct.
The unique ‘Royal in Bloom’ flowerpots, weighing in at more than half a tonne each, were commissioned by QVC . The unique sculptures will be presented to the Queen in June to mark the Diamond Jubilee and hope to become a permanent fixture in the grounds of Buckingham Palace.
Richard Jackson, QVC head gardener, said: “We hope The Queen and Prince Philip enjoy their floral likenesses. We wanted to create something spectacular to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee that also inspires Brits to think creatively about their own gardens.
"Now is the time to get planting if you want a blooming marvellous garden by June.” According to research of 1,000 gardeners, 60 per cent of green- fingered Brits are planning to spruce up their gardens in time for the summer Royal celebration with one in four stating they are planning to hold a garden party in honour of the regal occasion.