Royal Parks celebrates 160 years.

The organisation has been responsible for the running of London's royal parks since 1851 when management was transferred to Government through the Crown Lands Act.

Royal Parks celebrates 160 years - image: Royal Parks
Royal Parks celebrates 160 years - image: Royal Parks

To mark the anniversary Royal Parks unveiled a permanent art project in Hyde Park commemorating the Great Exhibition of 1851. The display marks the site of the original exhibition with plaques by artist Virginia Nimarkoh.

Director of parks Colin Buttery said:

"For 160 years we have been welcoming visitors from across London, the UK and the world. We look forward to welcoming many more visitors this year when we will be celebrating our anniversary with a range of events highlighting our work across heritage, horticulture, cultural activities, sports and leisure."


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