Kate Middleton Joined by Local School Children in Her New 'Back to Nature' Garden

On Monday morning, Duchess Kate joined local school children to visit her garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. For this occasion, the Royal dressed down to get her hands dirty.

Duchess Kate, 37, wore a white blouse, camel-colored wide leg culottes, and white sneakers for her visit to the Chelsea Flower Show. She was joined by a group of local schoolchildren for a fireside chat and outdoor activities at her Back To Nature Garden.

The Queen was set to visit on Monday evening ahead of the show’s public opening tomorrow. Kate hoped her garden would inspire families “to get outside” and “enjoy nature.”

It features a tree house, waterfall, rustic den, a campfire, tree stumps, stepping stones, and a hollow log for children to play in. The Duchess appeared to be enjoying herself as she roasted marshmallows, climbed a tree house, and helped make boats from reeds with the children.

Her garden was co-created with landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) was also involved in the venture.

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90% of our adult brains are developed before the age of 5 and what a child experiences in those really early years directly affects how the brain develops. That’s why I think it’s so important, whether we’re parents or carers or family members, really engage in quality time with children and babies from a really young age. I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young kiddies. The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden is a natural, creative place for them to play. I really hope that this woodland that we have created, in a huge collaboration here really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors and spend quality time together. #ChelseaFlowerShow

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On Sunday, Kate and Prince William had the chance to give the garden a trial run. Their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis all spent the day in her garden.

The children were given almost an hour to play in the enthralling space. Six images taken by Matt Porteous were released by Kensington Palace.

George and his younger sister were photographed while dangling their feet over a stream. Louis was photographed while running along a wooden path carrying a branch as his father smiled as he looked on.

The tree house in the garden weighs nine tons. It was accompanied by a police escort from Bristol to London. The tree house is complete with a swing rope which the Royal children had a chance to play on, including their mother.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share some new photographs of their family as they visited the RHS Back to Nature Garden at the #ChelseaFlowerShow on Sunday afternoon. The photographs were taken by @mattporteous. The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature. Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular. Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate @The_RHS Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den. The Duchess told Monty Don in an interview for the BBC: “I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children. I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.”

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People have been encouraged to interact with the natural environment which features a "multi-sensory" green and blue plant scheme. In previous interviews, the Duchess has shared that she had "fond memories" of being outdoors as a child.

This was a passion which she hoped to pass onto her own children. She’s spent almost five days working on the garden which she’s been involved in from the beginning.

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