Wednesday 23 October 2019

Kensington Palace release unseen photos of Kate Middleton working on designs for her highly-anticipated Chelsea Flower Show garden

Kensington Palace handout photo dated February 2019 of the Duchess of Cambridge with Andree Davies (left) and Adam White (centre), of Davies White Landscape Architect, discussing plans for her
Kensington Palace handout photo dated February 2019 of the Duchess of Cambridge with Andree Davies (left) and Adam White (centre), of Davies White Landscape Architect, discussing plans for her "Back To Nature" garden, which will be entered at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this month.
Kensington Palace handout photo dated February 2019 of a close up of garden plans as the Duchess of Cambridge, Andree Davies and Adam White, discuss ideas for her "Back To Nature" garden, which will be entered at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this month.
Kensington Palace handout photo dated February 2019 of the Duchess of Cambridge with Andree Davies (centre) and Adam White (left), of Davies White Landscape Architect, discussing plans for her "Back To Nature" garden, which will be entered at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this month.

Tony Jones

Previously unseen pictures of Kate Middleton working on designs for her Chelsea Flower Show garden have been released by Kensington Palace.

Kate has co-created a woodland wilderness garden alongside landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White, and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

It will get its grand unveiling next week when the Chelsea Flower Show welcomes professional and amateur gardens from across the world.

The Back To Nature Garden aims to highlight the benefits the natural world brings to mental and physical well-being.

Kensington Palace handout photo dated February 2019 of a close up of garden plans as the Duchess of Cambridge, Andree Davies and Adam White, discuss ideas for her
Kensington Palace handout photo dated February 2019 of a close up of garden plans as the Duchess of Cambridge, Andree Davies and Adam White, discuss ideas for her "Back To Nature" garden, which will be entered at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this month.

Pictures, taken in February, of Kate and her professional colleagues working on their designs were released on the Kensington Palace Twitter account.

Kate's involvement with the 2019 RHS Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show was first revealed earlier in the year.

Kensington Palace handout photo dated February 2019 of the Duchess of Cambridge with Andree Davies (centre) and Adam White (left), of Davies White Landscape Architect, discussing plans for her
Kensington Palace handout photo dated February 2019 of the Duchess of Cambridge with Andree Davies (centre) and Adam White (left), of Davies White Landscape Architect, discussing plans for her "Back To Nature" garden, which will be entered at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this month.

Kensington Palace said at the time the garden would help "inspire families to get outside and explore nature together".

It added: "The garden hopes to trigger memories of time spent in nature, and encourage others to go out and create new experiences in the great outdoors."

The garden's centrepiece will be a high-platform tree house, clad in stag horn oak that draws inspiration from a bird or animal nest.

It will also feature a swing seat, rustic den and a campfire as well as tree stumps, stepping stones and a hollow log for children to play on.

Interaction with the natural environment will be encouraged through the garden's "multi-sensory" green and blue plant scheme.

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