The Duchess of Cambridge has entered Chelsea Flower Show for the time time, as she creates a woodland wonderland for families based on her own childhood memories.
The Duchess has worked on a show garden on behalf of the Royal Horticultural Society for the annual event in May, hoping to create “special moments” for generations to share.
It was partly inspired by the Japanese idea of “forest bathing”, and a parenting book which aims to combat the idea of “nature deficit disorder” in children.
The announcement was made ahead of the Duchess’ visit to King Henry’s Walk Garden in Islington, London, where she met young children learning to love the outdoors at a project run by community volunteers.
Speaking about the benefits of learning to garden, the Duchess advocated outdoor life to tell children: “There’s so much to discover isn’t there? It’s really fun. If you haven’t tried it you don’t know how cool it is. ‘
In return, she was interrogated by the children on all things royal, from whether the Queen likes pizza to where Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were.
Called the “RHS Back to Nature Garden”, the Duchess’s Chelsea entry has been designed in collaboration with award-winning landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White, of Davies White Landscape Architects.