Another reason to visit London—besides the possibility of running into Kate Middleton and Prince William, of course—has officially been added to your already existing (and extremely long) list: a wildflower meadow has begun to bloom at Kensington Palace, and the garden has had new walking pathways added to the already beautiful area in order to fully take in this new crop of flora.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared the news to their Instagram account, , where the Duchess has recently been sharing more of her horticultural pursuits (like her design for this year's Chelsea Flower Show).
According to a blog post published by , the wildflower meadow almost didn't happen—the dry season that occurred between April and May had caused the garden team some stress about whether or not it would actually bloom. Fortunately, the rain came—which has led to the gorgeous blooms this summer.
Poppies, Campion, Daisies, Ragged Robin and many other colorful native wildflowers have sprouted in abundance since the meadow had first been planted.
These wildflowers don't just have a pretty face—they're also immensely beneficial to pollinators, and the grounds have recently seen the bee population double since the meadow began to bloom. The Historic Royal Palaces blog also hinted that Kensington Palace may have their own beehive pretty soon—just another reason to add the gardens to your "must visit" list when in London.
"Part of our agreement to take on this area of land was to give something back to nature rather than designing an additional formal garden," the Historic Royal Palaces blog says. "Indeed, the meadow makes a beautiful contrast to the manicured spaces surrounding the palace, such as the Sunken Garden."
Although the palace isn't sure how long the wildflower bloom will last, the kinds of flowers should change throughout the summer until September.
Kensington Palace, TripAdvisor
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