Duchess of Cambridge’s ‘Back to Nature’ Garden

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The Duchess of Cambridge has designed, with award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White, the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘Back to Nature’ Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show to highlight the benefits of the natural world and inspire children, families and communities to enjoy the great outdoors. The garden includes a swing seat, hanging below the garden’s centrepiece, a high platform tree house. The garden is filled with incredible edibles, plants for craft activities, forest scents and a diverse range of plants, shrubs and trees of different heights and textures, and the Duchess has said “I believe that spending time outdoors when we are young can play a role in laying the foundations for children to become happy, healthy adults.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also shared some new photographs of their family as they visited the ‘Back to Nature’ Garden, telling about how Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped the Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate the garden, especially the hazel sticks used to make the den. The Duchess of Cambridge said: 

I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children. 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.”

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On the morning of 20th of May, the Duchess of Cambridge visited her ‘Back to Nature’ Garden at the Royal Hospital Chelsea for a final look before unveiling it to the Queen later in the afternoon.


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