KATE, the Duchess of Cambridge, shared a sweet moment on CBBC’s Blue Peter when meeting three competition winners, complimenting them on their designs.
The Duchess of Cambridge appeared on CBBC’s Blue Peter to congratulate competition winners on their designs for the new children’s garden in RHS Garden Wisley. Heartwarming footage shows Kate complimenting the designs, before visiting the butterfly-inspired design of Jessica, who won the 12-15 category, and asking if the flowers are “clematis”. Kate praised the youngest winner, Lucy, saying: “Do you know I remember seeing both of your drawings, and you had to write ideas as to what would your activity be.
“I can remember seeing your beautiful designs, so well done you.”
Visiting Jessica’s sculpture, she asks: “Oh wow, look at it, amazing. It’s enormous. Is it clematis?”
The winner replied: “Yes. So different ones for different seasons.”
Kate said: “It’s such a great idea. And it’s going to be so lovely coming back year after year to see how it’s growing and all developing.”
On the “bumpy” texture of the design, Kate says: “That’s what you wanted isn’t it.
Kate Middleton news the Duchess asked if the flowers were “clematis” (Image CBBC)
Kate Middleton news Kate met with the three competition winners (Image CBBC)
“I love the fact it’s here when you’re walking, for everyone walking past.
“And look how they’ve incorporated in the metalwork all the wings.”
Earlier in CBBC’s Blue Peter show, the Duchess of Cambridge was filmed judging and picking the winners, commenting on Jessia’s winning design: “This person’s thought about all the different seasons.”
Earlier this month, Kate visited the Royal Horticultural Society Garden in Surrey.
The wife of Prince William was joined by former Great British Bake-Off judge Mary Berry as she opened the garden to the public on Tuesday.
Kate Middleton news the Blue Peter episode aired at 5.30pm on Thursday (Image CBBC)
For her attendance, the Duchess rocked a baby blue floral dress by Emilia Wickstead.
She was in Surrey for the official opening of her Back to Nature garden, which she first unveiled at the RHS Chelsea flower show this year.
Kate showed a group around the garden she designed as she chatted and played with the children.
Kate Middleton news Kate can be seen helping to choose the winners earlier in the episode (Image CBBC)
Co-created alongside landscape architects Andree Davies and Adam White and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Kate’s garden aims to highlight the benefits the natural world brings to mental and physical well-being.
The Duchess hopes the garden will inspire families “to get outside” and “enjoy nature”,
The layout is designed to allow children to explore and play in nature.
Back To Nature features trampolines surrounded by trees, two treehouses, a walkway with slides and a living willow pod.
The space also features a swing seat, waterfall, rustic den and a campfire as well as tree stumps, stepping stones and a hollow log for children to play on.
In her speech, Kate said: “As a parent, I have learnt just how important it is to foster our children’s development, in all areas, not just physical, as soon as they are born.
“We build the blocks, the foundations, for future success and happiness later in their lives.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK