Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has given her husband Prince William and their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis an exclusive look at her Chelsea Flower Show RHS Back to Nature Garden before it gets unveiled to the public.
In what is her garden design debut, Kate has co-designed the feature garden with award-winning landscape architects, Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White.
And over the past few months, George, Charlotte and Louis have helped Kate to gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate the garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den.
In new photographs taken by Matt Porteous and shared via Kensington Palace, Prince Louis can be seen walking and running around the woodland-themed garden. Charlotte and George also embark on an adventure in the garden, which aims to inspire children, families and communities to get back to nature, and highlight how being active in nature can positively impact our physical and mental health.
The garden includes a swing seat, hanging below the garden’s centrepiece, and a high platform treehouse – made from chestnut, with hazel, stag horn oak and larch nest cladding – which provides a wonderful place to retreat.
With a multi-sensory, green and blue plant scheme, the garden is also filled with edibles, plants for craft activities, forest scents and a diverse range of plants, shrubs and trees of different heights and textures.
'I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together,' said the Duchess of Cambridge. 'I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children.'
The Duchess of Cambridge is a strong advocate for the benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact it can have on childhood development.
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