The Duchess of Cambridge has already had an eventful 2019 and we’re only two weeks in. Last week, she celebrated her 37th birthday with her loved ones, and this week she kick-started her working calendar with a visit to King Henry’s Walk Garden in Islington for her first royal engagement of the year.
Kate’s visit is her first public outing since it was announced that she has been working on a very special project for the past three months. Kensington Palace revealed that the Duchess will design a garden for the Chelsea Flower Show in Spring.
The mother-of-three, who is known for her passion for the outdoors, has teamed up with Royal Horticultural Society and landscape architects Davies White to work on the project. The news was announced via a tweet, reading: ‘To highlight the benefits of the great outdoors and inspire children, families and communities to get back to nature, The Duchess of Cambridge, @The_RHS and landscape architects Davies White will design and build the 2019 RHS Garden at #RHSChelsea’
The garden will build on Her Royal Highness’s passion for the outdoors and the proven benefits that nature has on physical and mental health — The Duchess is a strong advocate for the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development. pic.twitter.com/Zb2TCWUoPC
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 15, 2019
Kate has been helping both design and build the RHS garden for the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show which will take place in May. ‘The garden will build on Her Royal Highness’s passion for the outdoors and the proven benefits that nature has on physical and mental health,’ another tweet from Kensington Palace explained. ‘The Duchess is a strong advocate for the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development.’
It was also confirmed that the garden ‘seeks to recapture for adults the sense of wonder and magic that they enjoyed as children, in addition to kindling excitement and a passion for nature in future generations.’
While visiting King Henry’s Walk Garden – which works to bring people together through nature and cooking – today, Kate was shown the the allotments and took part in various nature workshops as well as meeting the local school children.