Kate Middleton seen tending to her Chelsea Flower Show garden in never-seen-before pics shared by Kensington Palace
It's less than a week before Kate Middleton unveils her garden design for the Chelsea Flower Show, and the Duchess of Cambridge was seen putting the finishing touches to her pet project.
During the last couple of months, Kate has worked closely with the Royal Horticultural Society and Davies White in order to produce the plot for the annual gardening show. The Kensington Palace 's official Twitter account posted never-seen-before pictures of Kate prepping and preparing her landscape design for the gardening event.
In the pictures, the mother of three is seen looking and inspecting hand-drawn plans while talking to designers and choosing what plants will be included in the garden. The tweets also revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge has been extremely involved in the weeks leading up to the show and also showed her visiting plant nurseries, suppliers and specialist craftspeople.
The Kensington Palace wrote on Twitter, "Over the past few months, The Duchess and landscape architects Davies White visited plant nurseries, suppliers and specialist craftspeople who have been growing and building elements of the garden ready for RHS Chelsea."
Kate's design which is called the RHS Back To Nature Garden is set in woodland and also hopes to be a space where families and communities have the chance to interact and be one with nature.
The space will also feature a stream and a tree house with a swing set for children to play in while they visit the garden. The Duchess also wanted to highlight how being active in and around nature, can have a positive impact on physical and mental health in her plans.
The Duchess had designed the area along with landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects. As soon as the plans for the design were released, RHS Director General Sue Biggs shared, "There are many sensory elements to help children to learn. Active play in the fresh air is also important for a child's development and getting back to nature has been shown to be good for developing creativity, increasing physical activity and reducing stress."
Kate has always been an advocate for the positive impact that nature has on a child's development. She has been a supporter for organizations such as the Scouts and Farms for City Children, as well as at more recent engagements to Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden, the RHS Campaign for School Gardening, and her visit to Islington Community Garden.
Landscaper White shared with People that Kate was "very open" during the process and said that they spoke about their childhood memories while planning the garden. White shared, "To us, this is very much about childhood memories. We all spoke about our childhood memories, being outdoors and exploring nature. She was very open and has been hugely collaborative. This is very much about the three of us, as co-designers."