The Duchess of Cambridge took her husband and three children for a tour of the garden that she designed for Chelsea Flower Show. The annual event starts tomorrow, 21 May and finishes on Saturday, 25 May.
The family spent an hour playing in the Back To Nature garden, which will be unveiled to the public this week. The space features a waterfall, tree house, a den, stepping downs and a swing.
In pictures taken by photographer Matt Porteous, Prince Louis is seen playing with a branch, while Princess Charlotte enjoys the swing. Both George and Charlotte are pictured dangling their bare legs over a bridge into the shallow water below.
The Duchess decided to feature the favourite flowers of Diana, Princess of Wales, forget-me-nots, alongside geraniums, blue periwinkle, astrantias, ferns, strawberry plants and rhubarb. Catherine created the picturesque space with landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White, as well as the Royal Horticultural Society.
She hopes to use the space to highlight the importance between the outdoors and children’s mental health.
“I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental well-being, particularly for young children,” the Duchess of Cambridge told the BBC.
“I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.”
Photos are courtesy of MATT PORTEOUS/REX
From Harper’s Bazaar UK