On Friday, Kensington Palace released few pictures giving us a glimpse of Duchess of Cambridge’s Back to Nature garden, which will be officially unveiled on Monday. Duchess visited the garden privately on Wednesday and Friday to give the final touches to the amazing creation that will inspire people to get in touch with nature.
The pictures show how fantastic the garden has come out. Speaking about the garden 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.”
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 and highlights how being active in nature can positively impact our physical and mental health.
A beautifully crafted hollow log for children to climb through, a den, waterfall, stream and treehouse are key elements in the RHS Back to Nature Garden. Telegraph reported,
The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken of the “overriding and debilitating” sense of isolation too many parents still experience in their children’s early years, as she shares her hopes of overcoming a “fear of judgment” to allow them to ask for help. On Monday, The Duchess unveils her children’s garden at the annual Chelsea Flower Show, said she found it “heart-breaking” to know that “there is a long way to go” to ensure all children grow up happy, healthy and ready to fulfil their potential.
In a letter to experts, she spelled out her ambition that their work would help to “bring about the transformation that will make positive change for generations to come”, breaking a cycle of disadvantage and trauma they had seen all too often in Britain. In creating the “Back to Nature” garden at RHS Chelsea, the Duchess is understood to have wanted to emphasise the importance of outdoor play on early years development. “In recent years I have focussed much of my work on the early years, and how instrumental they are for outcomes later in life,” she 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 garden includes a swing seat, hanging below the garden’s centrepiece, a high platform treehouse.
In one picture, Duchess had a turn at the swing.
The high platform treehouse is inspired by a bird or animal nest and provides a wonderful place to retreat and look out through the trees. The treehouse is made from chestnut, is hazel, staghorn oak and larch nest cladding.
‘Back to Nature’ Garden is aiming to inspire interaction with the natural environment through its multi-sensory, green and blue plant scheme. It will be filled with incredible edibles, plants for craft activities, forest scents and a diverse range of plants, shrubs and trees of different heights and textures.
The garden also includes Catherine’s late Mother-in-Law Diana, Princess of Wales’s favourite forget-me-nots.
The Royal Horticultural Society announced that the garden will be relocated to an NHS trust after the show. As always, the Kate effect struck and the Chelsea Flower Show saw a surge in ticket sales this year. The Evening Standard reported,
Kensington Palace revealed in January that the Duchess of Cambridge would help design a garden for the annual celebration of horticulture alongside landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White and the Royal Horticultural Society. The announcement led to an overnight doubling of ticket sales and all 168,000 are expected to have been snapped up by today or tomorrow. That puts the “sold out” date almost a fortnight ahead of 2018, when tickets were still available on the opening day. When the duchess’s involvement was announced, visits to the RHS Chelsea web pages increased by 100 per cent and there was a huge surge of people wanting tickets.
In the pictures released by the palace, Duchess is in her favourite look – casual. The country girl at heart, Catherine is wearing what looks like Jaeger Aqua Linen Roll Sleeve Shirt. Huge thanks to Middleton Maven on Twitter for the id.
The £99 shirt is described as, “Both classic and timeless, this shirt is crafted using 100% linen and boasts sleeve detailing and a breast pocket. It’s cut with a relaxed silhouette and features a pocket at the front, a roll sleeve with button detail and a simple collar neckline”.
In another picture, Duchess wore a striped top with a frilled neckline. Alexandra on Twitter noted that Duchess’ top looks like the piece her sister Pippa wore during the photoshoot for her book Celebrate.
The Duchess paired the shirt and top with blue jeans and what looks like Mulberry Braided Leather Belt.
She was wearing her £155 Berghaus Supalite II Boots. The shoe is described as, “Light and Comfortable, Because a pair weighs less than a kilo, the Supalite II GTX won’t slow you down, with no compromise to performance, durability or comfort. Streamlined, one-piece leather construction with GORE-TEX® performance technology and memory foam details bring you more comfort than ever”.
She finished her look with Kiki McDonough Citrine Pear Drop Earrings.
and her Cartier Ballon Bleu watch.