Kensington Palace shares new photos of Kate designing her garden for Chelsea Flower Show3 min read

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Casual Kate! Kensington Palace shares new photos of the dressed down Duchess designing her woodland garden for the Chelsea Flower Show

  • Mother-of-three says ‘Back to Nature’ garden is a children-inspired paradise
  • Duchess says aim of Chelsea garden show is to ‘get people back to nature’ 
  • Much of the exhibit will be donated to a mental health trust after the show

Martha Cliff for MailOnline

Plans for the The Duchess of Cambridge’s ‘Back to Nature’ garden that will be showcased at the Chelsea Flower Show were unveiled over the weekend.

And Kensington Palace has now shared snaps of green-fingered Kate hard at work during the landscaping process of the creation.

The two new photographs of the 37-year-old which were shared on Twitter, see the Duchess working alongside Andrée Davies and Adam White while finalising the design. 

In the first photo Kate is joined by the two landscape architects, in her home of Kensington Palace where they appear to be working on a 3D model of the garden.

A second photo sees the trio head outside with the two architects taking a seat on the log while the Duchess appears to present her ideas

A second photo sees the trio head outside with the two architects taking a seat on the log while the Duchess appears to present her ideas

A second photo sees the trio head outside with the two architects taking a seat on the log while the Duchess appears to present her ideas

The royal mother-of-three cuts a casual figure dressed in a rust coloured jumper, £79.50 from J Crew.

Kate appears to be enjoying a cup of tea as she and her design team talk over the final designs for the garden which is inspired by her own childhood memories. 

A second photo sees the trio head outside with the two architects taking a seat on the log while the Duchess appears to present her ideas.  

Drawings for the garden were released over the weekend, showcasing the fun-filled haven including a den, a treehouse and a swing.

The Duchess created her garden with Davies and White from Davies White Landscape Architects, and the Royal Horticultural Society. Other members of the Royal Family are understood to have contributed ideas. 

To go on show at Chelsea in May, the garden will ‘highlight the benefits of the natural world on our mental and physical wellbeing’, according to Kensington Palace. 

The aim is to ‘get people back to nature’ and encourage them ‘to create new experiences in the great outdoors’.

Every feature has its purpose: tree stumps, stepping stones and a hollow log will hone children’s balance, strength and co-ordination, while forest scents and edible fruit and veg plants will engage the senses.

A photo from the Middleton family album shows Kate playing outside in 1985 when she was three

A photo from the Middleton family album shows Kate playing outside in 1985 when she was three

A photo from the Middleton family album shows Kate playing outside in 1985 when she was three

Inspired by a bird’s nest, the treehouse is clad in stag horn oak. A sense of adventure is also evoked by a campfire.

A waterfall and stream ‘provide another sensory opportunity, for children to paddle in and play imaginatively’.

Last week, at an engagement to mark Children’s Mental Health Week, Kate spoke of her children – George, five, Charlotte, three, and baby Louis – enjoying the outside world.

Showing a family photo, she told schoolchildren: ‘These are my children and this is my husband. And my family makes me feel happy. And we like playing outside together and spending lots of time together.’

Much of the exhibit will be donated to a mental health trust after the show.

 

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