19th of May 2019—The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) took her family to explore the Back To Nature Garden she co-designed for the Chelsea Flower Show.
Kate worked on the garden with landscape architects Andrée Daves and Adam White. It is designed to resemble a ‘woodland wilderness’.
The Duchess wanted to encourage families to get out into nature together. The project aims to highlight the benefits of the natural world on our mental health and physical wellbeing.
The garden contains many elements that recapture the sense of wonder and magic that adults enjoyed as children when exploring outside.
It contains a high platform treehouse, a rope swing and natural elements to stimulate active play, including tree stumps, stepping stones and a hollow log.
The garden offers multiple sensory opportunities for children too, including a diverse range of scents, textures and edibles, plus a waterfall and stream for paddling.
George, Charlotte and Louis helped Kate by collecting moss, leaves and twigs for the garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den.
I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children.
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. — The Duchess of Cambridge
Kate wore a floral print maxi dress from & Other Stories, a brand that’s part of the H&M Group.
The dress features long cuffed sleeves, front pockets, a tie belt and a mandarin collar. The skirt has a ruffle at the bottom.
The dress retailed for £79 (that’s around $96 USD).
Shoes: Castañer Carina canvas espadrille wedges.