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Kate, 37, told how & # 39; a village & # 39; needed to raise a child while giving a speech at the formal opening of her garden at RHS Wisley in Surrey - a play paradise inspired by her successful Chelsea Flower Show garden, pictured
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The Duchess of Cambridge paid homage to the & # 39; crucial & # 39; role that grandparents and teachers play in raising children at the opening of her new Back to Nature playground yesterday.

Kate, 37, told how & # 39; a village & # 39; to raise a child while giving a speech at the formal opening of her garden at RHS Wisley in Surrey – a play paradise inspired by her successful Chelsea Flower Show garden.

Kate spoke to families and school children: & As in the animal kingdom, whether it's a pod, a pack or a pride, the interactions we have with the wider community – whether with our grandparents, teachers or neighbors – are playing play a crucial role in the growth and learning of our young people. & # 39;

The sentiment was undoubtedly inspired by her own experience, with her three children, Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and Prince Louis, one who enjoyed close ties with her parents Michael and Carole Middleton, as well as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

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While the royal was elegantly dressed in a £ 1,635 designer dress by Emelia Wickstead, she definitely kept her accessories more restrained – accessorizing the dress with a few wedges from Monsoon and £ 5 earrings from high street favorite Accessorize that are now on sale for £ 1 , 50.

Mother of three Kate was typically gracious while talking to guests during the event, and seemed to be mainly taken by some of the children who had been brought to enjoy the garden. Kate spoke to a girl's mother and revealed her one-year-old son Louis & # 39; loves to smell flowers & # 39; and & # 39; enjoy being in the garden & # 39 ;.

Kate, 37, told how & # 39; a village & # 39; needed to raise a child while giving a speech at the formal opening of her garden at RHS Wisley in Surrey - a play paradise inspired by her successful Chelsea Flower Show garden, pictured

Kate, 37, told how & # 39; a village & # 39; needed to raise a child while giving a speech at the formal opening of her garden at RHS Wisley in Surrey – a play paradise inspired by her successful Chelsea Flower Show garden, pictured

Kate seemed mostly taken by 15-month-old Matilda and was playfully rubbed in her hair as she talked to the proud mother of the little girl, Sarah Griffiths

Kate seemed mostly taken by 15-month-old Matilda and was playfully rubbed in her hair as she talked to the proud mother of the little girl, Sarah Griffiths

She reportedly told Sarah that Prince Louis likes to be in the garden & # 39;
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She reportedly told Sarah that Prince Louis likes to be in the garden & # 39;

Kate seemed particularly taken by the 15-month-old Matilda and was playfully rubbed in her hair as she talked to the proud little girl's mother, Sarah Griffiths. She reportedly told Sarah that Prince Louis likes to be in the garden & # 39;

While the royal was elegantly dressed in a £ 1,635 designer dress by Emelia Wickstead, she definitely kept her accessories more restrained - accessorising the dress with £ 5 earrings from high street favorite Accessorize, pictured

While the royal was elegantly dressed in a £ 1,635 designer dress by Emelia Wickstead, she definitely kept her accessories more restrained - accessorising the dress with £ 5 earrings from high street favorite Accessorize, pictured

While the royal was elegantly dressed in a £ 1,635 designer dress by Emelia Wickstead, she definitely kept her accessories more restrained – accessorising the dress with £ 5 earrings from high street favorite Accessorize, pictured

The Duchess of Cambridge looked beautiful in a dress with a floral pattern when she arrived to reveal a play paradise inspired by her Chelsea Flower Show garden. The mother of three (photo) combined her outfit, with a belt to close her at the waist, with beige wedges and wore her shiny brown locks loose

The Duchess of Cambridge looked beautiful in a dress with a floral pattern when she arrived to reveal a play paradise inspired by her Chelsea Flower Show garden. The mother of three (photo) combined her outfit, with a belt to close her at the waist, with beige wedges and wore her shiny brown locks loose

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked beautiful in a dress with a floral pattern when she arrived to reveal a play paradise inspired by her Chelsea Flower Show garden. The mother of three (photo) combined her outfit, with a belt to close her at the waist, with beige wedges and wore her shiny brown locks loose

Maternal Middleton! The Duchess of Cambridge spoke to a young benefactor when she attended the festival & # 39; Back to Nature & # 39; attended at RHS Garden Wisley in Woking

Maternal Middleton! The Duchess of Cambridge spoke to a young benefactor when she attended the festival & # 39; Back to Nature & # 39; attended at RHS Garden Wisley in Woking

Maternal Middleton! The Duchess of Cambridge spoke to a young benefactor when she attended the festival & # 39; Back to Nature & # 39; attended at RHS Garden Wisley in Woking

Kate, 37, was accompanied by Mary Berry - who is an RHS ambassador (shown together) - today at the opening of her Back to Nature playground in Wisley. The famous chef chose a flower dress, which she combined with pink shoes and a matching cardigan

Kate, 37, was accompanied by Mary Berry - who is an RHS ambassador (shown together) - today at the opening of her Back to Nature playground in Wisley. The famous chef chose a flower dress, which she combined with pink shoes and a matching cardigan

Kate, 37, was accompanied by Mary Berry – who is an RHS ambassador (shown together) – today at the opening of her Back to Nature playground in Wisley. The famous chef chose a flower dress, which she combined with pink shoes and a matching cardigan

The garden is child friendly with a sandpit, water feature and a set of swings and a hut that looks like a hedgehog. In the photo, children jumped aboard the tractor together with The Duchess and Mary Berry on the fun day
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The garden is child friendly with a sandpit, water feature and a set of swings and a hut that looks like a hedgehog. In the photo, children jumped aboard the tractor together with The Duchess and Mary Berry on the fun day

The garden is child friendly with a sandpit, water feature and a set of swings and a hut that looks like a hedgehog. In the photo, children jumped aboard the tractor together with The Duchess and Mary Berry on the fun day

The improbable new friends looked cheerful when they joined a whole series of children in the back of a tractor, covered with flags in different colors

The improbable new friends looked cheerful when they joined a whole series of children in the back of a tractor, covered with flags in different colors

The improbable new friends looked cheerful when they joined a whole series of children in the back of a tractor, covered with flags in different colors

The royal (photo) looked elegant in a blue dress with floral pattern from Emilia Wickstead when she arrived to open the Back to Nature playground in Wisley

The royal (photo) looked elegant in a blue dress with floral pattern from Emilia Wickstead when she arrived to open the Back to Nature playground in Wisley

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The royal (photo) looked elegant in a blue dress with floral pattern from Emilia Wickstead when she arrived to open the Back to Nature playground in Wisley

She was accompanied at the event by the famous chef Mary Berry – an RHS ambassador – who in the same way chose a flowery dress, which she combined with bright pink heels and a matching cardigan.

The unlikely duo looked cheerful while they were being photographed while, along with other children, they were taking a ride on a tractor trailer to a fete-style party that marked the launch of the garden.

Kate & co-created gardens were previously exhibited at the Chelsea Flower Show and the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, with the aim of emphasizing how outdoor time can enrich the early development of a child.

The last Back to Nature area contains elements such as the hollow trunk of Chelsea and the wild flower meadow and the rolling hill on display at Hampton Court.

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New features include two connected tree houses and slides, which encourage families and friends to have fun together in a natural environment.

The Duchess of Cambridge was chatting with children who enjoyed one of the garden swings that could be seen as she caught her eye in her skyscrapers and flower designer dress

The Duchess of Cambridge was chatting with children who enjoyed one of the garden swings that could be seen as she caught her eye in her skyscrapers and flower designer dress

The Duchess of Cambridge was chatting with children who enjoyed one of the garden swings that could be seen as she caught her eye in her skyscrapers and flower designer dress

The mother of three was seen chatting with a little boy with his face painted

The mother of three was seen chatting with a little boy with his face painted

A natural talent! The mother of three was seen chatting with a little boy with his face painted, left, before he stopped to admire a young baby, right

& # 39; It takes a village & # 39 ;: Kate's speech in full

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Kate thanked those present for attending the festival and said: & # 39; The Back to Nature festival is a fitting conclusion to a project that I was very happy with.

& # 39; As many of you know, I was invited by the RHS to design a garden for families and children together for the Chelsea Flower Show and the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. It has been the most wonderful experience and I cannot thank the RHS enough for giving this great opportunity.

& # 39; I am very happy that many of those elements that first appeared in those gardens have found a permanent home here in Wisley in the new children's play area. I hope it will enable thousands of children to discover and explore the natural world around them.

& # 39; I am not as green here as many of you, but I was passionate about creating a garden that inspired children and adults to return to nature and reap the positive mental and physical health benefits that it can bring . The gardens were, I think, a manifestation of part of the work that I focused on how we can best support our children in the earliest years.

& # 39; The physical benefits of being outside and in nature are well documented. More recently, however, I have learned that these often safe and supportive environments can also bring significant benefits to our children's cognitive, social, and emotional development.

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& # 39; The experiences we gain in our first years influence who we become as people. They influence how we deal with at school, at work and in society and ultimately how we raise our own children.

& # 39; Whether it's planting, exploring, digging, creating or playing; quality time spent outdoors provides children with the perfect environment to form those positive relationships with the people in their lives and the world around them. As a parent, I learned how important it is to promote the development of our children in all areas, not just physically, once they are born.

& # 39; We build the blocks, the foundations, for future success and happiness later in their lives. However, these relationships extend far beyond the crucial relationship that a parent or caregiver has with his child.

& # 39; As in the animal kingdom, whether it's a pod, a pack or a pride, the interactions we have with the wider community – albeit with our grandparent, teachers or neighbors – play a crucial role in growth and learning from our boy.

& # 39; There is a well-known saying – that a village is needed to raise a child – everyone here is an integral part of that same village. By coming together, having fun, learning and experiencing new things, we can offer our children lifelong benefits.

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& # 39; That is why I wanted to invite you here today – many of whom I have met in my endeavor to learn more about the early years – to celebrate the work you do, to personally thank you and to continue working with you to even inspire more people to follow you. I hope you all have a wonderful day. & # 39;

The garden, which was designed by a team from the Royal Horticultural Society with input from Davies White Landscape Architects, is larger and even more child-friendly than before with a sandpit, water feature and a set of swings and a hut made to look like a hedgehog.

Kate was taken by Matthew Pottage, curator of RHS Wisley, and planted a sad blue cedar to formally mark the opening.

Local children participating in an RHS garden project enjoyed the features of the open space – bouncing on small trampolines embedded in the ground and crawling through a tunnel, while six young people were crammed into the seat of a very large swing.

The Duchess couldn't help smiling when she saw the group rocking happily and questioning her garden.

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She said about a water feature: & # 39; I like the idea of ​​water on a hot day – take off your shoes and take a splash. & # 39;

The Duchess of Cambridge could not resist sharing a nice moment with a young mother and her daughter while visiting her newest family-friendly garden.

Kate laid her hands on the 15-month-old Matilda's head, danced with the younger and playfully rubbed her hair while relaxing with families invited to launch. Two boys, brothers Oren and Bushi Tucham, ten and eight, gave Kate some candy for her son Prince George, six. Bushi also gave the duchess a self-made card for the little prince.

The Duchess of Cambridge flashed her famous engagement ring during a visit to the & # 39; Back To Nature & # 39; festival at RHS Garden Wisley

The Duchess of Cambridge flashed her famous engagement ring during a visit to the & # 39; Back To Nature & # 39; festival at RHS Garden Wisley

The Duchess of Cambridge flashed her famous engagement ring during a visit to the & # 39; Back To Nature & # 39; festival at RHS Garden Wisley

A royal catwalk! Kate saw a royal wave swing as she made her way through the crowd in her towering wedges

A royal catwalk! Kate saw a royal wave swing as she made her way through the crowd in her towering wedges

A royal catwalk! Kate saw a royal wave swing as she made her way through the crowd in her towering wedges

Kate said: & # 39; George will love that. It is so sweet of you. Did you have fun today? Thank you very much. & # 39;

Kate spoke to attendees at the festival and admitted that she & # 39; did not have so many green fingers & # 39; but emphasized the importance of the cause.

The Duchess said: “I am not as green as many of you here, but I was passionate about creating a garden that inspired children and adults to return to nature and reap the positive mental and physical health benefits who can deliver it.

& # 39; More recently, however, I have learned that these often safe and supportive environments can also bring significant benefits to our children's cognitive, social, and emotional development. The experiences we gain during our first years influence who we become as people.

& # 39; As a parent, I learned how important it is to promote the development of our children in all areas, not just physically, once they are born.

& # 39; We build the blocks, the foundations, for future success and happiness later in their lives. However, these relationships extend far beyond the crucial relationship that a parent or caregiver has with his child.

& # 39; There is a well-known saying – that a village is needed to raise a child – everyone here is an integral part of that same village. By coming together, having fun, learning and experiencing new things, we can all offer lifelong benefits to our children. & # 39;

Kate squatted down to start a conversation with a young person who was seen playing with the sandbox - one of the many functions in the child-friendly garden

Kate squatted down to start a conversation with a young person who was seen playing with the sandbox - one of the many functions in the child-friendly garden

Kate squatted down to start a conversation with a young person who was seen playing with the sandbox – one of the many functions in the child-friendly garden

The mother of three kept her make-up minimal for the occasion - and only added a subtle layer of blush to accentuate her cheekbones

The mother of three kept her make-up minimal for the occasion - and only added a subtle layer of blush to accentuate her cheekbones

The mother of three kept her make-up minimal for the occasion – and only added a subtle layer of blush to accentuate her cheekbones

The duchess completed her look with a pair of dangling earrings. In the photo Kate walks through the garden while children play with balloons in the background

The duchess completed her look with a pair of dangling earrings. In the photo Kate walks through the garden while children play with balloons in the background

The duchess completed her look with a pair of dangling earrings. In the photo Kate walks through the garden while children play with balloons in the background

The 37-year-old had a black folder in her hands while Mary Berry read on notes she had written on a piece of paper (pictured together)

The 37-year-old had a black folder in her hands while Mary Berry read on notes she had written on a piece of paper (pictured together)

The 37-year-old had a black folder in her hands while Mary Berry read on notes she had written on a piece of paper (pictured together)

Kate looked happy when she toured the garden, which was designed by a team from the Royal Horticultural Society with input from Davies White Landscape Architects, who worked with Duchess earlier this year.

Kate looked happy when she toured the garden, which was designed by a team from the Royal Horticultural Society with input from Davies White Landscape Architects, who worked with Duchess earlier this year.

The Duchess (photo) smiled as she walked through the garden - with two connected tree houses and slides, encouraging families and friends to have fun together in a natural environment

The Duchess (photo) smiled as she walked through the garden - with two connected tree houses and slides, encouraging families and friends to have fun together in a natural environment

Kate (pictured left and right) looked satisfied when she took a tour of the garden, which was designed by a team from the Royal Horticultural Society with input from Davies White Landscape Architects, who worked with Duchess earlier this year.

The duchess, pictured next to Mary Berry, will attend a Back to Nature festival, which celebrates the value of communities for our well-being and marks the culmination of the RHS garden project

The duchess, pictured next to Mary Berry, will attend a Back to Nature festival, which celebrates the value of communities for our well-being and marks the culmination of the RHS garden project

The duchess, pictured next to Mary Berry, will attend a Back to Nature festival, which celebrates the value of communities for our well-being and marks the culmination of the RHS garden project

Children gathered at the edge of the tractor and waved to spectators as they were being driven across the site of the Back to Nature playground

Children gathered at the edge of the tractor and waved to spectators as they were being driven across the site of the Back to Nature playground

Children gathered at the edge of the tractor and waved to spectators as they were being driven across the site of the Back to Nature playground

I have the memo! Both Mary Berry and Kate Middleton chose flower dresses when they went to the Back To Nature festival today

I have the memo! Both Mary Berry and Kate Middleton chose flower dresses when they went to the Back To Nature festival today

They posed together by a beautiful display of flowers

They posed together by a beautiful display of flowers

I have the memo! Both Mary Berry and Kate Middleton chose flower dresses when they attended the Back To Nature festival today, posing together through a beautiful display of flowers

Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, said: & We are grateful to the Duchess for the incredible impact this Back to Nature collaboration has had.

& # 39; There is no doubt that this project has emphasized through its passion and vision that access to natural environments and green spaces is not only fun to have, but also to have.

& # 39; This is something the RHS also strongly believes in and will continue to be champions through our Greening Great Britain Campaign and charity work. & # 39;

The Duchess of Cambridge decided to help create a special Chelsea show garden as part of her & # 39; early years & # 39; project, which examines how childhood experiences are directly related to the problems that some adults are confronted with addiction and social exclusion.

Kate believes that spending time outdoors plays a crucial role in the future health and happiness of children, by building foundations that will last throughout childhood and life – and would like to find ways to encourage this.

She had all her children – Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and Prince Louis, one – involved in the project, gathering sticks and pine cones, and the three came to Chelsea, 37, with their father, Prince William, in May. to help reveal it.

In conversation with teachers who visited the site with their students, Kate heard: & # 39; It is very important that the children begin to understand and take care of nature so that they can protect it.

& # 39; With Instagram, everything is so visual. It is nice to sit and feel. & # 39;

The royal took to the microphone today (photo)

The royal took to the microphone today (photo)

The Duchess of Cambridge gave a speech before participating in the fun activities

The Duchess of Cambridge gave a speech before participating in the fun activities

Kate invited schoolchildren, charities, and organizations that helped her work in the first years to enjoy the fun – and gave a short speech (pictured left and right) before participating her guests in the festival activities

The duchess (pictured on the right) is convinced that spending time outdoors plays a crucial role in the future health and happiness of children, by building foundations that will last throughout childhood and a lifetime

The duchess (pictured on the right) is convinced that spending time outdoors plays a crucial role in the future health and happiness of children, by building foundations that will last throughout childhood and a lifetime

The duchess (pictured on the right) is convinced that spending time outdoors plays a crucial role in the future health and happiness of children, by building foundations that will last throughout childhood and a lifetime

A young person, who seemed to have the time of his life and a fun day out, caught Kate & # 39; s attention. In the photo Kate caresses the boy

A young person, who seemed to have the time of his life and a fun day out, caught Kate & # 39; s attention. In the photo Kate caresses the boy

A young person, who seemed to have the time of his life and a fun day out, caught Kate & # 39; s attention. In the photo Kate caresses the boy

Kate smiled at the event and tucked her brown hair behind her ears to show off her silver dangling earrings (photo)

Kate smiled at the event and tucked her brown hair behind her ears to show off her silver dangling earrings (photo)

Kate smiled at the event and tucked her brown hair behind her ears to show off her silver dangling earrings (photo)

The Duchess Of Cambridge rides a tractor and trailer with Mary Berry during a visit to the & # 39; Back To Nature & # 39; festival at RHS Garden Wisley, in Woking

The Duchess Of Cambridge rides a tractor and trailer with Mary Berry during a visit to the & # 39; Back To Nature & # 39; festival at RHS Garden Wisley, in Woking

The Duchess Of Cambridge rides a tractor and trailer with Mary Berry during a visit to the & # 39; Back To Nature & # 39; festival at RHS Garden Wisley, in Woking

The garden has been redesigned for the Hampton Court Flower show and now occupies a permanent home in Wisley.

Kate has not been involved in designing the new playground, but has shown a lot of interest in its construction.

A spokesperson for Kensington Palace said: “As part of her years of work in early years, the Duchess of Cambridge believes that spending time outdoors plays a crucial role in the future health and happiness of children, by building foundations that throughout childhood and a lifetime.

Through its Back to Nature gardens, which were shown earlier this year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, Her Royal Highness has attempted to emphasize how spending time outdoors can enrich the early development of a child by provide an environment that encourages active exploration and the ability to form and strengthen positive relationships.

She has met many of the charities and organizations that work every day to strengthen our families and communities over the past eight years.

To mark the opening of the garden, RHS Wisley organized a Back to Nature festival to celebrate the value of communities for our well-being.

Kate invited school children, charities, and organizations that helped her work in the early years to enjoy the fun.

The duchess toured the festival, which had a village feel, and watched toddlers try their luck on a coconut shy, while nearby a cake stall was covered with sweet treats.

She stopped talking to another family and squatted down to speak with Dylan Corbin, three years old, who had painted a tiger on his face.

His mother Katie Vinton, 32, from Woking, said: & # 39; Kate asked: & # 39; Are you a tiger? & # 39; and Dylan replied: & # 39; No, it's only face paint. & # 39;

Mary Berry and Kate Middleton looked the best while chatting in their coordinated ensembles

Mary Berry and Kate Middleton looked the best while chatting in their coordinated ensembles

Kate looked rather blown away by a small guest, anyway

Kate looked rather blown away by a small guest, anyway

Mary Berry and Kate Middleton looked the best as they chatted left in their coordinated ensembles before Kate looked pretty blown away by a little guest, right

Kate took the opportunity to pose with a group of children in the playground - who was looking forward to having a little whale and throwing the coconuts around

Kate took the opportunity to pose with a group of children in the playground - who was looking forward to having a little whale and throwing the coconuts around

Kate took the opportunity to pose with a group of children in the playground – who was looking forward to having a little whale and throwing the coconuts around

All smiles! Kate and Mary Berry seemed to share a joke while they were shown laughing, before Kate put a soft arm on the beloved chef

All smiles! Kate and Mary Berry seemed to share a joke while they were shown laughing, before Kate put a soft arm on the beloved chef

All smiles! Kate and Mary Berry seemed to share a joke while they were shown laughing, before Kate put a soft arm on the beloved chef

Kate looked deep in thought as she jumped aboard the tractor

Kate looked deep in thought as she jumped aboard the tractor

Both Mary Berry and the Duchess chose the occasion for flower dresses

Both Mary Berry and the Duchess chose the occasion for flower dresses

Mary Berry accompanied Kate for the event – and both chose dresses with floral motifs suitable for the opening of the garden

Several other children decided to jump on the tractor next to the duchess and the famous chef, Mary Berry (photo)

Several other children decided to jump on the tractor next to the duchess and the famous chef, Mary Berry (photo)

Several other children decided to jump on the tractor next to the duchess and the famous chef, Mary Berry (photo)

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