The Duchess of Cambridge continues to spread her love of gardening to the younger generations. Kate, who recently unveiled the garden she was working on in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society during this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, now supports a rural nature campaign started by children.
“Spending time in nature can play a crucial role in helping children grow up into happy, healthy adults,” Kate said in a statement and announced her support for the Backyard Nature initiative. The campaign, started by a group of school children in Liverpool, aims to help children spend more time outdoors by inspiring them to protect the animals in their environment.
“Nature provides an open play area for children to have fun and learn lifelong skills – from balance and coordination to empathy and creativity – with their friends, their parents, their caregivers or their relatives,” the Duchess continued. “I hope the Backyard Nature campaign inspires children, families, and communities to go outside and engage with nature wherever they live.”
The campaign, which is also supported by The Wildlife Trusts and The National Trust, is inspired by the Eco Emeralds – a group of young environmentalists who are inspired by documentaries such as Our Planet.