Princess Diana Memorial Garden Is Open -- She Would've Adored It

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Spring is the perfect time to stroll through a garden. If you're looking to take your love of botany to new heights, we've found the perfect spot. The Princess Diana Memorial Garden opened at Kensington Palace, and it looks as beautiful as the lady it honors.

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Prepare to swoon with envy. It's that gorgeous! Sean Harkin, Kensington Palace's head gardener, designed and brought to life "the White Garden," which is set in the palace's sunken garden beside the visitors' entrance. As the name implies, it boasts a range of stunning ivory-hued blooms that, together, create a dazzling effect.  

"My team and I have been planning this display for over a year, and we're thrilled it's now blossoming and ready for the public to visit and enjoy," Harkin said in a statement, according to People. "As we've been working in the garden, many of our palace visitors have stopped to talk to us and share their own memories of Diana, Princess of Wales. We hope that our garden captures the energy and spirit that made her such a popular figure around the world."

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Simply lovely. Take a peek. 

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If this photo doesn't make you want to grab your gardening gloves and get out there to do some planting and pruning, nothing will! 

But achieving this look doesn't come easily -- or cheaply! Harkin and his team planted more than 12,000 bulbs last fall so that the garden would be ready to honor the late royal in the 20th anniversary year of her death.

What a thoughtful and beautiful gesture! The garden is open and free to visitors. If you can't make it in the spring, not to worry -- summer will have plenty to see as well, including white roses, lilies, gladioli, cosmos, gaura, and fragrant nemesia.

Sounds like heaven! As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plan to move back into the palace just in time for Prince George to begin school, this sure seems like a lovely view to behold and one that Diana would've treasured. 

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