Chelsea Flower Show
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have visited a garden designed by their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge. The young royals had fun playing together in Kate’s “Back To Nature” garden, which is on display at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show and aims to highlight the importance of nature on mental and physical wellbeing.
Children went to view mother Kate’s garden ahead of its unveiling this week.
Research has linked gardens to reductions in depression and anxiety.
As you walk around Chelsea Flower Show, you will find one garden designed by Juliet Sargeant that is a tribute to the best of British society - an array of bright flowers and multi-coloured front doors. Yet explore a little further, and in its dark centre you will uncover the stark and shocking reality that today, in modern Britain, there are more than 13,000 people living in slavery.
To get the project off the ground (pardon the pun) we will be sending 2kg of rocket seeds to the International Space Station as part of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake's six-month mission. After several months on board, orbiting the planet at 17,000mph, the seeds will be returned to Earth and sent to thousands of UK schools...
Horticultural therapy is a proven way of helping people with a range of mental health problems and it uses gardening to meet specific therapeutic or rehabilitative goals. In Gardening Leave's case, we help the men and women who serve our country, specifically the 20% of Armed Forces veterans who face a mental health issue.
Chelsea Flower Show designers are making a last-minute dash to spruce up their gardens after lashing wind and rain hit the
I began the week with Lobster thermidor and ended it with half a dozen Burgundian snails; or, I began the week with the Stanley Spencer exhibition at Pallant House in Chichester and ended it with the fabulous 13th century Tour du Guet in Calais. It all depends on how you look at your week.
The bronze Fennel has clearly loved the winter wet and will soon dwarf the Rosa 'Skylark' it is planted with but at the moment the tight buds and blousy flowers of the rose look very pretty against the warm tones and ferny foliage of the Fennel.