A HEREFORDSHIRE nursery says it is "incredibly honoured" to have played a part in a royal Christmas carol concert at Westminster Abbey.

The King, the Queen Consort and Prince of Wales joined the Princess of Wales for her festive concert on Thursday evening.


More than 1,800 people are gathering in the abbey for the concert, staged to recognise the “selfless efforts of individuals, families and communities across the UK, and celebrate and showcase the joy that human connection and togetherness can bring”.

Kensington Palace said the second carol service Kate has held is dedicated to the late Queen and the values she demonstrated throughout her life, including “duty, empathy, faith, service, kindness, compassion and support for others”.


Wholesalers Allensmore Nurseries, based near Hereford, said it was asked to make 12 wreaths and two huge 10-metre-long garlands for the London abbey.

It said the very talented Vicky Thornton was delighted with the challenge of creating such huge pieces for such a special place.

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Allensmore Nurseries describes itself as a family-run business founded by Brian Taylor who since then has become a Royal Horticultural Society judge.

The nursery specialises in growing perennials, designing and creating ready-planted containers and bespoke Christmas wreaths and Italian specimen and Mediterranean plants that they supply to garden centres large and small.