The Duchess of Cambridge has unveiled her design for a woodland garden aimed at encouraging children to enjoy nature.
Kate’s ambitious plan will be displayed at Chelsea Flower Show and includes a tree house as a focal point which will be covered in stag horn oak to look like a bird or animal nest.
The ‘Back to Nature Garden’ aims to highlight the benefits the natural world brings to mental and physical well-being.
Young visitors will be able to splash and play in the built-in waterfall and stream, and join in with craft activities
Her design also features a swing seat, rustic den fit for a prince and a campfire, as well as tree stumps, stepping stones and a hollow log for children to play on.
The woodland clearing will also include ‘incredible edibles’, plants for craft activities, ‘forest scents’ and a range of plants, shrubs and trees of different heights and textures.
Interaction with the natural environment will be encouraged through the garden’s ‘multi-sensory’, green and blue plant scheme.
It is understood the Duchess has taken inspiration from her Norfolk residence of Anmer Hall, where Prince George and Louis and Princess Charlotte enjoy exploring.
Kate has co-designed the woodland wilderness garden alongside landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White, and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
They have been in contact with each other since she returned from her maternity leave in the Autumn.
Kensington Palace said the garden will help ‘inspire families to get outside and explore nature together’.
It added: ‘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.’