HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have collaborated on five new resources, published today, that are intended to inspire children to engage with gardens and nature.
The step-by-step guides to creating fairy gardens, welly planters, leaf wands, bug hotels and painted pebbles take inspiration from the Duchess’ RHS Back to Nature Garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show (21st – 25th May).
The woodland garden, co-designed by The Duchess of Cambridge and Landscape Architects Andree Davies and Adam White, is inspired by childhood memories triggered by the natural world and includes a beautifully crafted hollow log for children to climb through, den, waterfall, stream and tree house.
From recycling old toys and boots to creating miniature scenes from their imagination, the activities do not require access to a private garden and are intended to be low cost for families, schools and youth groups.
Alana Cama, Schools and Groups Programme Manager at the Royal Horticultural Society, said: “We’re delighted to have been able to create a series of resources with The Duchess of Cambridge. Children can now take home a slice of the magical RHS Back to Nature Garden and create special memories with their families in the process.”
The activity cards are available via the RHS Campaign for School Gardening website. The public are also invited to share their creations on social media, copying in @RHSSchools.
For more information about the RHS Back to Nature Garden visit www.rhs.org.uk.