Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has visited an exhibit at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in the UK promoting Australian wildlife that can be found along Victoria’s Great Southern Touring Route (GSTR).
The GSTR team, with support from Visit Victoria and Flight Centre, partnered with Geelong bronze sculptor Will Wilson to create the garden exhibit at the world-renowned event.
Will has attended the show for the past 11 years, where he’s won multiple awards. At this year’s show he was awarded 5 stars by the RHS judges for his sculptures of native animals, birds and sea creatures that can be found in Southern Victoria’s coastal areas, mountains, forests and waterways.
- Watch when Will met the Queen: https://youtu.be/suJfDJHGTFE
- Here’s the official GSTR brochure for the Chelsea Flower Show
- More about ‘Willies Wildlife Sculptures’
Other high-profile guests attending the five-day event included other members of the British royal family, the Prince of Monaco, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jerry Hall, Helen Mirren and Ringo Star.
The Chelsea Flower show is hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Grampians Regional Tourism is part of GSTR.