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Diamond Jubilee: Waddesdon Manor's floral display

The floral display at Waddesdon Manor
Image caption The floral display at Waddesdon Manor took 7.5 hours to put together

A Buckinghamshire stately home is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee with a giant floral display containing 50,000 plants.

The 14m (45ft) by 4m (12ft) spectacle at Waddesdon Manor is based on the winning entry of BBC TV programme Blue Peter's Jubilee emblem competition.

Two gardeners took seven and half hours to put it together.

Waddesdon Manor, near Aylesbury, is a French Renaissance-style ch√Ęteau, built in the 19th Century.

The Jubilee emblem was designed by Katherine Dewar, from Chester, whose design was chosen from 35,000 entries in a Blue Peter competition and drawn up at Waddesdon where gardeners selected the plants.

The display is due to last until mid October or the first frosts.

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