Commemorative Tree Planting at Yew Gardens

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Residents on the Yew Gardens phase of the development have commemorated the Queen in her platinum jubilee year by planting a tree in her memory as part of the Queen’s Canopy initiative.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is creating a living legacy with over a million trees planted in Her Majesty’s name across the nation, serving as a lasting tribute to Her Majesty’s extraordinary service to her country and her people.

The residents of the Yew Gardens phase joined together on the afternoon of Friday 28th October 2022 to commemorate her majesty by holding an event on their central green space where Cllr Diana Patrick, the Mayor of Havant, planted a beech tree and buried a time capsule.

In her speech the Mayor stated that “It is wonderful to see events still taking place throughout the jubilee year, rather than just over the summer bank holiday weekend. Planting this tree is the perfect way to honour her majesty’s legacy”.

Cakes were baked and shared, there were activities for children provided by the Wildlife Trust, and a hot chocolate cart was kindly provided by Redrow Homes who built the beautiful Yew Gardens phase in 2012.