The Royal Parks Foundation Heralds in the New Year with a Fanfare of Trumpets

3 January 2012


2012 is a momentous year for Britain, for our capital city and for The Royal Parks. To celebrate this special occasion and welcome in the New Year with a ceremonial flourish, the Trumpeters from the Band of the Life Guards help announce the installation of the new Tiffany Drinking Fountain.

Perfectly positioned on the broadwalk outside Kensington Palace in Kensington Gardens, this drinking fountain will benefit the seven million visitors expected to visit the Park in 2012.

This drinking fountain affectionately known as 'Trumpet' has been made possible thanks to a generous $1.25 million gift from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation to The Royal Parks Foundation (USA). This fountain is one element of Tiffany - Across the Water, which focuses on restoring water features across the capital's eight Royal Parks.

This uniquely-shaped drinking fountain is one of two British designs chosen from an international competition, to find ‘The Ultimate Drinking Fountain’ for London's eight Royal Parks. The panel of judges selected this design by Ben Addy of Moxon Architects, as a result of its formal clarity and elegance. 

  • In 2012,  a number of Trumpet Fountains will be installed across the Parks.
  • Trumpet will be available to buy for installation in other locations around the world. Contact us on [email protected] for more details.

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