Kate Middleton hosts a picnic for kids as she shows off nature garden at Hampton Court Palace

KATE Middleton glowed in green when she arrived to organize a picnic for children in her garden at Hampton Court Palace.

The Duchess of Cambridge shone as she met children in her family-friendly garden before taking them on a treasure hunt.

Kate Middleton hosts a picnic for kids as she shows off nature garden at Hampton Court Palace

The Mama-of-Three, who previously brought her own children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to explore the garden, seemed keen to help the children spot insects this afternoon.

Kate has previously revealed how she hoped the garden would help emphasize the benefits of the natural world for mental and physical well-being.

And the 37-year-old, who was wearing a Sandro Paris dress for today’s visit, made sure she made the best of her summer day with her young visitors.

Kate Middleton had helped prepare the open space for the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival for today’s visit last week.

Her Back to Nature garden first appeared at the Chelsea Flower Show to great acclaim and was visited by nearly 20,000 people.

It has been transformed for its new location close to the former home of Henry VIII.

The garden has some of the characteristics of the original design, but is now twice as large and contains new elements to encourage visitors to play and interact with nature.

It contains a hill, a bee-friendly meadow with tall grasses and flowers where children can hide, and a pond where children can paddle.

Children from some of the duchess’s charities were invited to picnic in the garden – with youngsters from the Anna Freud Center, Evelina Children’s Hospital, Action for Children and Place2Be having fun in the green space.

Kate Middleton has a long-standing interest in the development of young children in the early years and believes that spending time outdoors plays a crucial role in the future health and happiness of young people.

In May the palace released sweet snaps with the young Cambridge children who clambered over the rocks and grinned on a swing while using the best of the duchess garden.

Written by Tommy Kilmer

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