Kate Middleton’s garden design inspired by children Prince George, Charlotte and Louis

Chloe Best

The Duchess of Cambridge was inspired by her children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louiswhen designing his RHS Back to Nature garden for the Chelsea Flower Show back in 2019.

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The mother-of-three collaborated with award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davis and Adam White to create the garden, which featured interactive elements and toys like the ones her three children have at home, including a swing, campfire and rustic den – and thankfully, it’s easy to incorporate some of its best choices into our own gardens just in time for summer.


The Duchess of Cambridge designed the RHS Back to Nature garden

Buy a swing seat

The Duchess of Cambridge’s Chelsea Flower Show garden features a swing, and the family is known to have one in their own garden, as it featured in some official portraits of Prince George in 2016. The swing the family owns is very special as it was a wedding gift to Prince William and Kate in 2011, and has the couple’s names ‘William and Catherine’ engraved on it. Add your personal touch by getting your very own swing from The Oak & Rope Company, which created the Duke and Duchess’ special gift in 2011. Prices start from £210 for a small swing, rising to £410 for a large swing.

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Custom Small Oak & Rope Garden Swing, £225, Not High Street


Build a tree house

Kate has even set up a high-platform treehouse in her garden, a spot that will “provide a wonderful place to retreat and gaze out through the trees.” Undoubtedly a hit with kids of all ages, if you have the space you could take up the challenge and build your own treehouse, or buy a play tower to achieve a similar effect.


The Duchess’ design featured a treehouse


Plum Discovery Woodland Treehouse, £409.97, furniture 123


Invest in a game room

Prince William and Kate’s three young children are said to have a den in the grounds of Anmer Hall, and it’s something any child will love to play in, whatever the weather. If your budget allows, invest in a rustic wooden teepee like this one from Furniture 123, which can even be painted and customized to really make it your own.

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Plum wood teepee

Plum Great Wooden Tipi Hideaway, £369.97, Furniture 123


Create a square of fruits and vegetables

It’s a win-win because not only is it a fun activity to do with your kids, but it’s also a great way to get them to eat their fruits and vegetables. Kate’s garden has an “incredible edibles” section featuring wild strawberries, but you can also add vegetables like cucumbers or grow your own herbs for an educational – and edible – addition to your garden.


Children’s square wooden vegetable garden, £38, Vertbaudet


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