Duchess Kate met with volunteers at the Garden to discuss the benefits of the urban green space. She toured the allotment plots to see the impact that can be achieved in small gardens. The royal also took part in a winter planting workshop, bird box building and pizza making in the garden’s kitchen area.
“George and Charlotte would love to be learning outside the classroom,” the Duchess said of her two eldest children. “It’s still fun inside, but it’s much better outside,” to the agreement of the youngsters.
The visit came on the same day that it was announced Kate will be undergoing another exciting horticultural project this year when she co-designs a garden for the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show. “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,” a press release reads.