A tree commemorating Princess Diana has been unveiled in Walpole Park.
The tulip tree stands on the grass area between Oak Avenue and Ealing Studios, and was dug in by Deputy Lieutenant of Ealing, Robert Leader, and Ealing Mayor, Councillor Kamaljit Dhindsa. The pair led the council hosted ceremony on Monday, January 13, and dedicated a new plaque.
The tree is part of a £5.2m Heritage Lottery Funded project to reinstate the regency views of the park, restore its heritage features and make it more accessible.
“The new tulip tree in Walpole Park gives local people a lasting memory of Princes Diana, while also adding to the beauty and splendour of the grounds” said Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council. “I hope all local people will find the time to visit the memorial in its new location.”
A tree dedicated to Diana shortly after her death was dug up and removed in 2013 as part of improvement work at the park. It could not be relocated without damaging adjacent trees, and was feared it would not prosper in its new location.