Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has unveiled the plans for the RHS Chelsea Garden Show. A project she has been closely working on.
Kate’s involvement with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) was announced in January. She is being helped by landscape architects, Andree Davies and Adam White to bring her vision to life.
The woodland theme is titled “Back to Nature Garden” and hopes to “get people back to nature, and highlight the benefits of the natural world on our mental and physical wellbeing,” said Kensington Palace.
The main parts of the garden will include a treehouse, waterfall and stream, rustic den, stepping stones, and a campfire.
The Duchess aims to “trigger memories of time spent in nature” with the design, and “encourage others to go out and create new experiences in the great outdoors.”
Other parts of the garden include “incredible edibles” and “sensory” experiences for children.
Kate’s passions are evident in this garden. She is known for her love of children and is keenly interested in bettering mental health for all.
In the past, the Duchess has said that going for walks makes her happy and is what she does to help her relax. An experience she is passing on to those who get to visit the garden.
She is not the first member of the Royal Family to design a garden, Prince Charles co-designed his “Healing Garden” in 2002 that was dedicated to The Queen Mother who died the same year. The year before he created an Islamic courtyard garden.
In 2015, Prince Harry had a garden for his charity, Senteable, titled “Hope in Vulnerability” that he used to raise awareness of youth HIV and AIDS.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 runs from May 21-25.