The Kensington Palace has announced the further details of Duchess of Cambridge’s ‘Back to Nature Garden’ that she is designing with The Royal Horticulture Society, Andrée Davies and Adam White.
It was announced earlier this year before Catherine’s visit to King Henry’s Walk Community Garden in January that Duchess has co-designed a garden for the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show that will be open from May 21 to 25 May this year. Sue Biggs, RHS Director-General, said, “We could not be more thrilled, or feel more honoured, that The Duchess of Cambridge has co-designed our RHS Garden at Chelsea Flower Show this year”.
Catherine has designed ‘the RHS Back to Nature Garden‘ with award-winning Landscape Architects Andree Davies and Adam White, of Davies White Landscape Architects. The Garden is a woodland setting for families and communities, and encourages all generations, from all backgrounds, to connect with nature and enjoy growing plants for their health and wellbeing. Something core to the Society’s charitable work.
The Duchess’s RHS Chelsea garden aims to trigger memories of time spent in nature, and encourage others to go out and create new experiences in the great outdoors. To inspire families to get outside and explore nature together, The Duchess of Cambridge’s garden will have a natural woodland feel and contain a: Treehouse, Waterfall and stream, Rustic den, Campfire and Stepping stones. It is understood the William and Catherine’s Norfolk residence Anmer Hall served as the inspiration and the garden will include features from their own garden at Anmer Hall. Duchess herself loves spending times outdoor and it has been reported that both George and Charlotte are keen tree climbers and spend lots of time outdoors whenever the family stays in Norfolk. From the story of Royal Reporter Royal Nikkah:
It is the rural idyll of many children’s dreams — and a clue that Prince George and Princess Charlotte are, like all youngsters, keen on toasted marshmallows. The Duchess of Cambridge has given a unique insight into her family life with the designs for her “back to nature” garden at this year’s Chelsea flower show. The centrepiece of her garden is a “high platform tree house” made from stag horn oak, inspired by a bird or animal nest. Prince George is known to enjoy playing in the tree house, which Princes William and Harry played in as children at Highgrove, the Prince of Wales’s Gloucestershire home. William, 36, is also thought to have built a tree house for his children at Anmer Hall.
The Queen, a keen gardener, will be one of the first people to inspect the finished project when she visits Chelsea for a private view before the show opens to the public in May. Kensington Palace said: “The garden will build on Her Royal Highness’s passion for the outdoors and the proven benefits that nature has on physical and mental health”.
The RHS Back to Nature Garden is key to the RHS’s partnership with NHS England, promoting the physical and emotional wellbeing that access to green spaces and gardening provides. After Chelsea, some of the planting and landscaping will go to an NHS Mental Health Trust, as part of a national competition run by the RHS.
Continuing the collaboration and to engage even wider audiences, The Duchess of Cambridge and Davies White will be co-designing two further RHS Gardens, maintaining many of elements from the Garden at Chelsea, at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival that will open from 2-7 July 2019 and RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, which will open in the autumn later this year.
Coming to the sartorial details of the pictures released. We can see Catherine wearing her Dubarry Bracken Tweed Jacket that she also wore during her visit to King Henry’s Walk Community Garden.
Laura on Twitter suggested that in another picture Catherine is wearing the same sweater in the Loden Green colourway.
The $79.50 sweater is described as “his cosy and flattering mock neck sweater feels as good as it looks, thanks to a crazy-soft blend of yarns. This is the one you’ll want to wear every single day”. The Sweater is available in multiple colours.
Duchess is also wearing her Kiki Lauren Yellow Gold Pavé Diamond Leaf Earrings.
Last week, Duchess also hosted a dinner for the steering group for her early years initiative at the Buckingham Palace. I am hoping to hear more about the project in the upcoming weeks.
In other news, the wedding dress of Princess Eugenie and along with her tiara and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding outfit is going to be on display at Windsor Castle from March 01st to April 22nd this year. Learn more about the Royal Wedding day here.
We will see Duchess tonight at star-studded BAFTA event with Duke of Cambridge.