Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has already debuted her first garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, and now she’s teamed up with the RHS again to publish some fun gardening activity guides for children.
Kate’s RHS Back to Nature Garden – which she co-designed with Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White – has families and childhood at the heart of its design. A beautifully crafted hollow log for children to climb through, as well as a den, waterfall, stream and treehouse, are just some key features of the woodland-themed garden.
These five new step-by-step activity guides have been designed by Kate and Davies White to inspire young gardeners to engage with gardens and nature, and add a touch of Chelsea magic to their own homes.
Activities include creating fairy gardens, welly planters, leaf wands, a bug hotel and painted pebbles, all of which take inspiration from the Back to Nature Garden, and is free to download directly from the RHS Campaign for School Gardening website.
From recycling old toys and boots to creating miniature scenes from their imagination, the activity guides are intended to be a creative, low-cost way to engage the young gardeners of the world.
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‘We’re delighted to have been able to create a series of resources with The Duchess of Cambridge,’ said Alana Cama, Schools and Groups Programme Manager at the RHS. ‘Children can now take home a slice of the magical RHS Back to Nature Garden and create special memories with their families in the process.’
The Back to Nature Garden has been inspired by childhood memories that are triggered by the natural world, and is key to the RHS’ partnership with NHS England, promoting the physical and emotional wellbeing that access to green spaces and gardening provides.
Kate’s children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – had a helping hand in decorating the garden, and gave it their seal of approval before the show officially opened to visitors earlier this week.
Take a look at more photos of the RHS Back to Nature Garden – and visitors – below: