On Monday, the Duchess of Cambridge finally revealed her beautiful garden, which she co-designed, at this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Garden lovers and family members alike have been amazed by the garden and are going to the popular event with the goal of seeing the Duchess’ project, Kate will not be presented an award for all her efforts with the ‘Back to Nature Garden’.
But worry not, there is a reason why. Kate’s project wasn’t judged as the garden was this year’s RHS’s feature garden, which typically isn’t included in the competition.
Kate, 37, along with landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White created this magical woodland setting with lots of features. The garden has a rustic den and a campfire, with a centrepiece of a high platform tree house. The first ones to get to explore the Chelsea Flower Show garden where Prince William and his and Kate’s three children-Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis on Sunday when they got a private viewing of the garden.
Prince William asked five-year-old George, who is third in line to the throne, what he would rate the garden out of ten. “How many marks out of then would you give it, with ten being the highest,” said William, to which George replied whilst swinging on some rope: “Twenty.” Rather impressed, Prince William then remarked: “Twenty out of ten? That’s pretty good.” And who needs an award when you already got the highest praise.
Speaking to celebrity gardener Monty Don, Kate explained she hopes her work will inspire families to get in touch with nature. “There’s an amazing fact I learnt recently that 90 per cent of our adult brains is developed before the age of five,” she shared.
“And really what a child experiences in those really early years directly affects how the brain develops and that’s why I think that it’s so important that all of us, whether we’re parents or cares or family members, really engage in quality time with children and babies from a really, really young age.”