Coronation Planters delivered to Sandringham


The Coronation Planters, a gift to King Charles III and Queen Camilla from the Plumbers’ and Gardeners’ Companies are now complete and have been delivered to Sandringham House.

The planters, cast by head volunteer at the Plumbing Museum and Workshop Trust, Liveryman Peter Cheesman, and Liveryman Eddie McCourt, were delivered to Sandringham from Amberley by Callum Andrews, the stepson of Past Master David Hamilton, a process that took 2 days. They were finally installed on 21st March 2024.

Under the leadership and guidance of Sandringham Head Gardener, Jack Lindfield and Deputy Head Gardener Will Carter, the planters were then carefully offloaded by Gardener Rowan Pumfrey driving the forklift and positioned alongside the north door of Sandringham House:

The highly successful “siting” day concluded with a hearty “Sandringham Breakfast” in the Visitor Centre!

L-R: Head Gardener Jack Lindfield, IPM Paul Nash, PM Steve Hodkinson, Lvy Peter Cheesman, Callum Andrews, Lvy Eddie McCourt and Deputy Head Gardener Will Carter

Along with the design of the Planters, the planting has been chosen by His Majesty and will be supplied and planted by the Gardeners Company in the next couple of weeks to finish the project. If possible, a formal presentation of the Planters to Their Majesties will take place at a future date.

If you are visiting Sandringham at all, do make sure you take a look at these fabulous planters: a superb piece of craftmanship.

A full video recording of the whole project, including the design and construction of the planters, is being produced and will be published when complete.

Paul Nash
Immediate Past Master