HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has co-designed a garden for the Royal Horticultural Society at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (sponsored by M&G Investments).
The RHS Back to Nature Garden has been designed by The Duchess of Cambridge and award-winning landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White, of Davies White Landscape Architects.
The RHS Back to Nature Garden is a woodland setting for families and communities. It encourages those from all backgrounds to connect with nature and enjoy growing plants for their health and wellbeing. This is something core to the RHS’s charitable work.
The inspiration behind the garden was childhood memories triggered by the natural world.
Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, said:
“We could not be more thrilled, or feel more honoured, that The Duchess of Cambridge has co-designed our RHS Garden at Chelsea Flower Show this year, with Award Winning Landscape Architects, Andree Davies and Adam White.
“For over 200 years the RHS has been championing the power of gardening and growing plants for the environment for health and wellbeing. To have The Duchess advocating this with us, and to be continuing our partnership with NHS England will further highlight the powerful benefit that access to gardens, nature and growing plants can have for health and happiness.”
The RHS Back to Nature Garden is key to the RHS’s partnership with NHS England. It promotes the physical and emotional well-being that access to green spaces and gardening provides. After RHS Chelsea, much of the planting and some of the landscaping will go to an NHS Mental Health Trust, as part of a national competition run by the RHS.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Davies White will also be co-designing two further RHS Gardens. These will maintain many of elements from the Garden at Chelsea. They will feature at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, which will open in the Autumn later this year.
Tickets are now available to buy now at www.rhs.org.uk/shows