Green-fingered Kate designs her THIRD children's garden to encourage families to explore the natural world after her success at the Chelsea Flower Show
- The new garden will open in the fall in RHS Wisley, Surrey
- Tree houses, tunnels, slides, fire poles and climbing blocks are available
- & # 39; Gardening brings people of all ages together & # 39 ;, says the RHS
It becomes an enchanting children's paradise where families can play together while exploring the natural world.
This is the idea behind a garden created by the Duchess of Cambridge for the site of the Royal Horticultural Society in Wisley, Surrey – her third and largest project to date.
While the plans are yet to be finalized, among the ideas being considered, living structures are made from willows that provide shade, and a place for children to retreat to some peace and quiet.
& # 39; Capability Kate & # 39 ;: She has earned the nickname because of her ability to point her hand at coming up with great garden ideas
Kate has previously created gardens for this year's Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows. She is now jokingly named & # 39; Capability Kate & # 39 ;, after the famous 18th century landscape architect Capability Brown.
The Wisley Garden, co-designed by award-winning landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White, who also worked with the Duchess on the Chelsea and Hampton Court plans, will open in the fall and will eventually become a permanent place in Wisley.
Just like Kate & # 39; s previous two gardens, it is designed to inspire families to go out and explore nature together.
It probably contains two tree houses, tunnels, slides, poles for firefighters and climbing blocks.
Splashes around: Prince George and Princess Charlotte play in the water and the Duke of Cambridge lets Prince Louis explore the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London
The garden will contain a special sculpture made from natural materials designed by the winner of a Blue Peter competition.
The duchess has been working with the two designers for more than a year on making the meticulously detailed creations. Mr. White said: & # 39; There are certain things that kids love – swinging, sliding and tunnels – we all hope to add things to it.
& # 39; These projects, from Chelsea to Wisley, are gradually becoming more interactive. & # 39;
He recalled the first draft discussions with the Duchess and said: & We went to the palace, sat down, ate a slice of cake and a cup of tea, and talked about our memories of childhood and nature.
& # 39; We received a large piece of paper and started scribbling words regarding our memories of time in nature and the memories of our friends and families.
& # 39; We couldn't get it all in a garden in Chelsea, so we chose the ones that worked, and when Hampton was bigger, we looked at the piece of paper again. & # 39;
Mrs. Davies explains how much continuity there will be in all three gardens and said: “The same trees that were in Chelsea were exhibited in Hampton and will be in Wisley, the permanent home.
New fixture: The garden will be a fixture at RHS Wisley in Woking, Surrey
& # 39; We have chosen trees that have character and personality – not the lolly trees that you normally get at a daycare.
& # 39; The gardens are designed for children. We want children to handle the trees and plants, so we opted for things that are quite heavy – if they trample a little, that's fine.
& # 39; We would like children to pick the flowers, the daisies, because we want them to feel connected to them. All other plants we have chosen are wood species – there is a lot of texture with a green color palette. & # 39;
A spokesperson for the Royal Horticultural Society said: & # 39; Gardening brings people of all ages together to connect with nature in a very positive way, which is good for their health and the environment.
& # 39; RHS Garden Wisley has long been a destination for families to spend time together and enjoy the benefits of being outdoors around plants and the natural world.
& # 39; Nearly 20,000 students visit Wisley every year, so it's especially great that it becomes a permanent, beloved feature in one of the world's most famous gardens, where families can play and enjoy for many years to come. & # 39;
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