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Kensington Palace gives sneak peek of Kate’s ‘Back to Nature’ Garden

Last night, Kensington Palace revealed a sneak peek at the Duchess of Cambridge’s ‘Back to Nature’ Garden at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show.

In a series of tweets, the Palace revealed several images of the Duchess working on the garden and even swinging on the swing set which is “hanging below the garden’s centrepiece, a high platform tree house.”


Inspired by a bird or animal nest, this treehouse is made of “chestnut, with hazel, stag horn oak and larch nest cladding” and allows visitors to look out through the trees from the high platform.

The garden will consist of edible plants as well as plants to be used in crafts and forest scents. It will also contain varying plants, trees and shrubs.

She used inspiration from her childhood and experiences with her three children when designing this year’s garden. It aims to bring adults and children closer to the outdoors which the Duchess believes helps a person’s mental and physical health.

In a statement, Kensington Palace said, “The garden will build on Her Royal Highness’s passion for the outdoors and the proven benefits that nature has on physical and mental health. The Duchess is a strong advocate for the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development.”


Her Royal Highness said about her passion for the outdoors and belief in the positive impacts it has on people as they mature, “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.”

Kensington Palace added, “It is hoped that the garden will recapture the sense of wonder and magic that adults enjoyed as children when exploring outside.”


The ‘Back to Nature’ Garden was designed in cooperation with landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show will take place this year from 21 to 25 May.

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