The Duchess of Cambridge Opens New Garden at RHS Wisley

Published on September 11th 2019
The Duchess of Cambridge standing next to Mary Berry
Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge has opened a new children's garden at RHS Wisley.
The Back to Nature Garden is inspired by the gardens that The Duchess co-designed at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival this year.
rhe duchess of cambridge at the rhs garden wisley, knelt down and speaking to a boy in school uniform
The garden is designed for friends and families to explore nature and ignite a love for gardening and the natural world.
It will feature elements from the original gardens, including the hollow log, wildflower meadow, rolling hill and hidden burrow.
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The hollow log at RHS Hampton Court Image : RHS / Joanna Kossak
To celebrate the opening of the new play garden, a Back to Nature Garden Festival will take place at RHS Garden Wisley, running until the 15th of September. It was opened by the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton yesterday, who was accompanied by baking legend Mary Berry.
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The garden supports The Duchess's work to highlight how time spent in natural environments helps to build the foundations for positive physical and mental wellbeing throughout a lifetime.
The duchess of cambridge explaining something about her garden to a group of schoolchildren
The Duchess at the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. Image : RHS / Luke Macgregor
Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, says: 'RHS Garden Wisley is our flagship garden, welcoming over a million visitors a year, many of whom are families with young children, who we want to become the next generation of gardeners.
The duchess of cambridge in front of a group of children on a swing
'How magical for these children to play somewhere that has been inspired by gardens co-designed by The Duchess.
'There is no doubt that this project, through her passion and vision, has highlighted that access to natural environments and green spaces isn’t just a nice to have, it’s vital to have. This is something that the RHS also strongly believes in and will continue to champion through our Greening Great Britain Campaign and charitable work.'
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