Crown Garden Celebrates Platinum Jubilee

Crown Garden Celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Posted on 07/13/2022
Today, the City of Charlottetown, along with the Honourable Antoinette Perry, Lieutenant Governor of PEI, and Friends of the Farm, unveiled the newly planted Queen’s Crown Garden at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Charlottetown Research and Development Centre, which this year is dedicated to the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

This official dedication and garden party is an opportunity to celebrate 2022 as the year Her Majesty the Queen will be celebrating 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

The garden bed, designed and planted by the Friends of the Farm, represents the Queen’s Crown. The jubilant garden was originally created to commemorate the visit of HRH Queen Elizabeth II to PEI in 1973.

Since then, the Friends of the Farm has managed and maintained the Queen’s Crown Garden at the AAFC Charlottetown Research and Development Centre. The City of Charlottetown has supported this initiative for several years by providing grant funding for flowers, and this year has provided additional funds to assist with watering the garden.

Residents can view the Queen’s Crown Garden, located between Crown Drive and Ravenwood Drive East off Mount Edward Road, at any time.

For more information on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, visit


“As the representative of the Crown in Prince Edward Island, I am pleased to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II here in Charlottetown. The Queen’s Crown Garden is a symbol of gratitude for Her Majesty’s 70 years of service, and this event is a chance to thank the Friends of the Farm and AAFC for their service to the community through the ongoing beautification of this area.”

- Lieutenant Governor Antoinette Perry

“For years, the City of Charlottetown has supported the planting of the Crown Garden and is pleased to provide additional support in 2022 for the 70th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the throne. Vibrant green spaces and planted areas such as this improve the quality of life of our residents, and we thank Friends of the Farm and AAFC for their dedication.”

- Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown

“The Friends of the Farm are delighted to co-host her majesty’s Platinum Jubilee with partners at the AAFC and City of Charlottetown. Created in 1973 to commemorate HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to PEI, the Queen’s Crown Garden has been a highlight for visitors to the Experimental Farm for decades.”

- Sharon Larter, Chair, Friends of the Farm PEI