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Old 05-20-2019, 04:32 PM
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Fantastic to see so many members of the BRF supporting Catherine and her garden. I love this photo of her amongst the greenery. You can tell a lot of thought and time has gone into the garden so it's lovely and must be meaningful for the Cambridges to have their relatives turn up to visit. And it seems that the flowers got the seal of Instagram-able approval from Princess Beatrice!
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Old 05-20-2019, 05:40 PM
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Princess Sophie of Windisch-Graetz visit also today the Chelsea flower show and take a picture with Countess of Wessex

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxsuMSMCkEo/
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:17 PM
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William: What would you give it [the Back to Nature garden] out of ten, George?

George: Huh?

William: How many marks out of ten would you give it? With ten being the highest?

George: Twenty!

William: Twenty out of ten? That’s pretty good. I think Mummy’s done well.

Kate: How amazing is that?
Video of their conversation. Love this beautiful family. Well done, Catherine!
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:09 PM
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The Duchess of Cambridge this morning visited the Royal Horticultural Society Back to Nature Garden in the Gardens of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this evening visited the Chelsea Flower Show of the Royal Horticultural Society in the Gardens of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3.

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Old 05-20-2019, 08:32 PM
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Fantastic to see so many members of the BRF supporting Catherine and her garden. I love this photo of her amongst the greenery. You can tell a lot of thought and time has gone into the garden so it's lovely and must be meaningful for the Cambridges to have their relatives turn up to visit. And it seems that the flowers got the seal of Instagram-able approval from Princess Beatrice!
The royal turnout is about normal. They always turn out to go to this event - other than the Wales branch of the family. The unusual visitors this year are the Cambridges who don't normally attend - although it is obvious why they did so this year but everyone else is just doing what they normally do on the first day of the Chelsea Flower Show. They aren't there to support Catherine - that is just a side issue for an event that is always in their schedule.
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:42 PM
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Indeed. Its usually an event we see the royals out in large numbers. Jack actually made his debut at a royal event, accompanying Eugenie back in 2016.

The last year on the first day: The Queen, Anne, Sophie, Andrew, Beatrice, Gloucesters, Prince and Princess Michael and Princess Alexandra all attended.

They do make a point of visiting the garden in question though, but its not a trip just for the garden. In 2015 when Harry's Sentebele garden was open we saw the same thing.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:43 PM
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What a surprise from the Cambridge family
Catherine being so invested in this project and also nervous when the Queen visited was adorable. She was very happy and beaming.
A lovely garden I would love to have for myself....
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:01 PM
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What an amazing garden from Catherine and her team. Everyone seemed to enjoy it very much and it was nice to see, especially the short video with the little ones. Louis is walking already, oh my..!

It seems that HM liked the garden as well. Such a nice thing to see her and Catherine walking around, with William being very proud husband behind them.

The time around Chelsea Flower Show is always very enjoyable, but this year Catherine made it truly special for royal watchers.
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:17 PM
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"Still queuing at the Duchess of Cambridge's 'Back to Nature' garden. 30-45 min wait. I estimate 8-10k people have been through based on how many leaflets we've given out #RHSChelsea"

"If I thought traffic management at the under 9s football tournament was bad, the Duchess of Cambridge's, Back to Nature Garden queues are crazy. Splitting and relocating a double queue on main avenue was a challenge. 😂"

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Old 05-21-2019, 05:47 PM
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"We've collaborated with the Duchess of Cambridge to create some activity cards to engage children with gardens and nature, inspired by the @The_RHS Back to Nature Garden, at this year’s #ChelseaFlowerShow."

"Make a fairy garden, a leaf wand and more!"

Via RHS Campaign for School Gardening Twitter


https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/R...Activity-Cards
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:34 PM
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CAMFED , Harry and Meghan's charity, won the gold medal for its garden


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.exp...-middleton/amp

I don't think Kate was competiting. Congrats CAMFED! !
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:01 PM
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Kate's garden was designed in with RHS. It was never intended for competition


She still has 2 more gardens to go.

Here's a pic of the countess of Wessex climbing a treeladder in the Duches's nature garden

https://twitter.com/TeaCambridges/st...111013377?s=20
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Old 05-22-2019, 05:02 AM
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Princess Miriam of Bulgaria posted her own pictures from the Chelsea Flower Show

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxwY74aCCvH/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxweNquiguh/


And Tessy de Nassau

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxuQgZMle60/
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:16 PM
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Not slowing down today:

"There is a one hour queue to get into the “Back to Nature” garden Co-designed by the Duchess of Cambridge #rhschelseaflowershow2019"

https://twitter.com/arhomberg/status...785826311?s=20
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Old 05-22-2019, 05:45 PM
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The royal turnout is about normal. They always turn out to go to this event - other than the Wales branch of the family. The unusual visitors this year are the Cambridges who don't normally attend - although it is obvious why they did so this year but everyone else is just doing what they normally do on the first day of the Chelsea Flower Show. They aren't there to support Catherine - that is just a side issue for an event that is always in their schedule.
Yeah, I know from seeing photos of previous years. I'm sure they were notified of Catherine's garden and as they're relatives of her they probably visited to support the garden *as well as* perform their duties they normally carry out at the CFS.
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Old 05-23-2019, 02:55 AM
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Catherine's garden is a huge hit with spectators

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Kate's garden is a HIT as fans queue for TWO hours to see it. It's the only garden with a queue.

Botanical and royal fans have taken to Twitter over the last week to share their experiences at seeing the stunning creation, with many sharing their long wait to get in.

2 hour queue to see Kate Middleton’s garden," one user wrote. Whilst another one said: "This is the Duchess of Cambridge @The_RHS @NHSuk children’s garden at #ChelseaFlowerShow - the only one with a queue! #LovetheNHS."
More from Hello Magazine: https://ca.hellomagazine.com/royalty...source=twitter
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Old 05-23-2019, 04:33 AM
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I think Catherine's garden really interests people because as children play outside less, parents, grand-parents, schools & nurseries want to find ways to engage children in garden settings. There are some great ideas in that garden that people can replicate at home/school & I think it'll have an impact on garden design.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:10 PM
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"The Duchess of Cambridge was back at the Chelsea Flower Show tonight, watering her RHS Back to Nature Garden. I make that at least her ninth visit since Wednesday last week and there are probably a few I don’t know about."

Via Richard Palmer Twitter


"Kate #DuchessofCambridge took her three children to water her @The_RHS garden at Chelsea flower show early this morning before it opened. George was apparently v keen to go and she told an onlooker he, Charlotte & Louis were very excited to be back to water it!"

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Old 05-27-2019, 09:01 AM
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"The Back to Nature #RHSChelsea garden co-designed by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge will live on at @NHSuk Trust Dewnans Centre in Devon, providing 'a sanctuary, a spiritual and peaceful space for patients, staff and carers to enjoy'"

Read more: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/...rhs-nhs-garden
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Old 05-29-2019, 01:19 PM
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An estimated 50,000 people visited The Duchess of Cambridge's garden during the Chelsea flower show
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