• Buckingham Palace: A Royal Garden, by Claire Masset, charts a year in the life of the central London oasis
  • Gardens also contain wildflower meadows, a rose garden and a three-and-a-half acre lake
  • Head gardener Mark Lane also shares his tips on how he cares for the garden throughout the year 

The book also reveals that the Queen receives a seasonal posy, made from the garden's blooms, every Monday when she is in residence. Pictured: The garden's two most famous plane trees are known as Victoria and Albert. They are named after Queen Victoria and her beloved consort. The couple planted the trees more than 150 years ago

Buckingham Palace's 39-acre garden, which contains wildflower meadows, a rose garden and a three-and-a-half acre lake, is revealed in new behind-the-scenes book Buckingham Palace: A Royal Garden. Pictured: The garden's 523ft long herbaceous border

The lake features a waterfall and a secluded island which acts as a haven for wildlife, including five beehives. Pictured: The palace as viewed from the other side of the 3.5acre lake

Over the years, many resident kings and queens have appreciated the garden's spring flowering shrubs and trees. Pictured: The stunning lake