Blenheim has expressed its gratitude for the country’s frontline workers by mowing a giant ‘Thank You’ message into the Palace’s lawn.
The expression of thanks measures 75 metres long and nine metres high and took four days to prepare and cut.
It was completed ahead of Thursday’s ‘Clap for the NHS’ by the Oxfordshire UNESCO World Heritage Site’s gardening team.
“We wanted to do something to show our huge appreciation, for the amazing NHS but also for everyone working on the frontline to help protect and support us all,” said Heather Carter, Operations Director at Blenheim Palace.
“Whether it’s the emergency services, shop workers, delivery drivers, waste collection services or those working in our utilities – we owe them all a huge debt of gratitude.
“This was our way of showing them we care and we recognise the enormous sacrifices they’re all having to make on our behalf,” she added.
The message was carefully mown into the Palace’s normally, perfectly-manicured South Lawn by Blenheim’s gardening team.
The lawn, which measures around three acres in total and usually gets cut twice a week, was originally created by landscape gardener ‘Capability’ Brown in the 1760s.
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