Royal wedding to be marked with tree planting

Published: Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The Mayor Elect of Northampton, Councillor Tony Ansell, will be planting a tree in Abington Park on Saturday,19 May, to mark the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

The flowering cherry tree will be planted at 10am by the museum entrance to the park, at what will be one of Councillor Ansell’s first engagements as Mayor.

He will be joined by fellow councillors and former Mayors and Mayoresses of the Borough. 

The ceremony will be followed by light refreshments at the Park Café in Abington Park.

Councillor Ansell said: “Abington Park is the oldest and most popular park in the town, with such an impressive variety of trees, including a Monkey Puzzle tree I planted in 2012 to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

“I am delighted to add this aptly named ‘Royal Burgundy’ cherry tree to mark the important and exciting occasion of the royal wedding.”