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Amazing unseen photos of Duchess Catherine emerge as milestone event approaches

She's certainly got a green thumb!

By Jess Pullar
It's no secret that Duchess Catherine is a big fan of getting stuck into a garden, but we're about to learn exactly just how much of a fan she really is.
In an exciting reveal earlier this year, it was announced the mum-of-three would be putting her skills to the ultimate test – to design a garden for the pinnacle gardening event on British calendars – the Chelsea Flower Show.
Now, just a week out from the big reveal, we're starting to see some of the exciting first sneak peeks at it, and it's safe to say we won't be disappointed.
To celebrate the upcoming milestone event for Kate, Kensington Palace released brand new never-before-seen images of Kate working on her design along with members of the Royal Horticultural Society and Davies White to create the green masterpiece.
In one photo, the Duchess of Cambridge is seen fastening some rope to a tree as she looks on smiling. In another, she looks over hand drawn plans for the design, and in the third, she's seen crouching down among shrubbery.
In the fourth and final shot, Kate's master plan is revealed in a coloured sketch - and it looks incredible!

Accompanying the new pictures, Kensington Palace wrote: "One week to go until #RHSChelsea - when The Duchess of Cambridge's 'Back to Nature' Garden will officially be revealed!"
Explaining that Kate had worked with her team to visit plant nurseries, suppliers and specialist craftspeople for the past few months, the post continued: "The Duchess has worked with @the_rhs and Davies White to design and build the garden, to highlight how being active in nature can positively impact our physical and mental health."
The garden designed by Kate has a "natural woodland feel" and contains "unique" designs to inspire families to get out and about.
Sounds like a perfect reflection of Kate's values!
The Duchess is preparing for Britain's pinnacle gardening event. (Image: Getty)
In the newly revealed draft picture of the garden, a sweet swing seat is seen, along with a campfire and a den which is not unlike the one used by Kate's own children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis within their own country home Anmer Hall.
In a statement from the Royal Horticultural society, Kate was inspired by her own childhood memories when it came to the garden's design, "as well as special moments that will be created and treasured by families now and in the future."
And indeed it does seem like Kate had a clear idea of what she wanted from the garden from the get-go.
Back in February, Andrée Davies of Davies White Architects said the Duchess was "very hands on" and would be proactive in sharing ideas and emailing images through to them to come up with an agreeable design.
"The Duchess was very keen to use natural materials, has a clear idea of the colour palette she wants and her desire to incorporate the natural elements," she explained.
WATCH: Duchess Catherine steps out for gardening event. Story continues after video...
It's no secret the Duchess of Cambridge has a great passion for the outdoors and gardening.
She's a frequent at official events involving children embracing the outdoors, and has been especially involved over the past few months - with her first appearance after finishing her maternity leave being a visit to a children's forest and garden school.
Since then, Duchess Catherine has attended a number of other outdoor engagements including a visit to a community garden in Islington in January.
It's safe to say she's a dab hand when it comes to this - if only we could bump into her at Bunnings!
Kate's a natural with kids, and in the garden! (Image: Getty)

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