DESIGNS FOR THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE’S RHS ‘BACK TO NATURE’ GARDEN UNVEILED
The Duchess of Cambridge, Andrée Davies and Adam White (of Davies White Landscape Architects), and the RHS are proud to reveal plans for their ‘Back to Nature Garden’. The woodland wilderness garden aims to get people back to nature, and highlight the benefits of the natural world on our mental and physical wellbeing.
To inspire families to get outside and explore nature together, the garden will have a natural woodland feel and contain lots of unique design features. The garden’s centrepiece will be a high platform tree house, clad in stag horn oak that is inspired by a bird or animal nest. It will provide a wonderful place to retreat and look out through the trees. The garden will also feature a swing seat, rustic den and a campfire to encourage creative play and discovery for all generations.
The design includes many natural elements that aim to stimulate active play, promoting the benefits of laying the foundations of physical health from a young age. Tree stumps, stepping stones and a hollow log will test and improve children’s balance, strength and co-ordination.
To inspire families to get outside and explore nature together, The Duchess of Cambridge’s #RHSChelsea garden will have a natural woodland feel and contain a:
💧 Waterfall and stream
🍂 Rustic den
🍄 Stepping stones pic.twitter.com/WeLiU9bs6K
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) February 10, 2019
It is proven that nature is good for wellbeing, so the garden is aiming to inspire interaction with the natural environment through its multisensory, green and blue plant scheme. The garden will be filled with incredible edibles, plants for craft activities, forest scents and a diverse range of plants, shrubs and trees of different heights and textures. A waterfall and stream will provide another sensory opportunity for children to paddle in and play imaginatively.
The garden hopes to trigger memories of time spent in nature, and encourage others to go out and create new experiences in the great outdoors.
The full plans for the garden will be showcased on Monday 11th February at the RHS Press Conference.