by Michael dEstries
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Yet another green piece of the royal wedding has come to light, as ABC News is reporting that William and Kate have chosen London-based florist Shane Connolly to oversee arrangements at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.

Connolly, known for his “sustainable approach to floristry”, plans on using locally sourced plants for the big event – including azaleas, rhododendron, euphorbias, beech, wisteria and lilac. There will even be six 20ft-high English Field Maple and two Hornbeam trees in the Abbey – all growing, according to the BBC, in giant planters made by craftsmen at Highgrove, the Prince of Wales’s residence in Gloucestershire.

The arrangements will remain on display for the public until May 6th. Afterwards, the trees will be planted in Highgrove Gardens – with other flowers and cuttings either being donated or replanted.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.lavishrose.com Elana

    it is good to see that the royal family is being so thoughtful in their wedding and its sustainability. hopefully this is a step in the right direction for other people in power and visibility.

  • http://www.giannafairtrade.com/ eco gal

    That’s awesome! Let’s hope that they could serve as models and others to follow suit.

  • http://www.originalstitch.co.uk Catherine Lloyd-Evans

    Nice one Wills and Kate! Makes me feel guilty. No idea what happened to my wedding flowers! *Shameonme*

  • http://www.weddinghangershop.com/ Ally @ Wedding Hangers

    You have to admit that is very smart, especially given the magnitude of how many blooms they had!