The Duchess of Cambridge has often times talked about the advantages and benefits of spending time outdoors, especially for children, also saying that it is one of the favourite things to do with her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. And now with the newest addition to their home Kensington Palace, they won’t have to go far to enjoy some flowers and plants.
A colourful meadow has been made outside of Kensington Palace, as the official Kensington Palace account on Instagram shared a photo of it, complete with a whole array of poppies, campion, daisies, ragged robin and other native wildflowers in full bloom just outside the historic residence.
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The gardens team at Historic Royal Palaces have been working on a beautiful wildflower meadow outside Kensington Palace ??? consisting of poppies, campion, daisies, ragged robin and many other native wild flowers. Visit @HistoricRoyalPalaces to find out more, including a blog from their Gardens Manager explaining how the wildflower meadow was grown and its ecological benefits to the local area. #KensingtonPalace
Multiple photos were shared by Historic Royal Palaces, revealing that this has been worked on all throughout the winter. Plans for the meadow started in September of 2018, with the seeds being sown in early April. The meadow adds a bit of needed colour to the palace gardens, giving the Cambridge family and member of the public a picturesque meadow to walk through. This new addition has not only attracted royal fans, but also lots of bees, so much so that the gardening team have considered investing in their own lives.
The Duchess of Cambridge and her children are sure to be regular visitors to the wildflower meadow, which is just seconds from their home at Kensington Palace. This comes after the Duchess had her own project garden to design, when she launched her RHS Back to Nature garden at the Chelsea Flower Show and the Hampton Court Garden Festival, so they could have asked her for advice.
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After a lot of hard work this winter by the gardens team at #KensingtonPalace, the fruits of their labour can now be seen in the glorious wildflower meadow ??? Gardens Manager Graham Dillamore explains why this year’s meadow is particularly spectacular. Link to blog post in bio! . . . #wildflowers #Kensington #KensingtonPalace #gardens #wellbeing #flowers #summer #outdoors #whatson
Kate’s garden had a wildflower meadow of its own, as well as a pond to paddle in, a hidden burrow inspired by a Badger’s Sett, a waterfall and rustic dens. There were also branches and moss collected by Prince George and Princess Charlotte, while the future King also requested that his mum add stepping stones to the garden for its move to Hampton Court Palace.