Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, has showed off her latest garden design in the UK and wowed onlookers with her entirely apt choice of dress.

The royal mum of three unveiled her third "Back to Nature" garden, which supports her campaign to encourage kids to play outside, the centrepiece of which is a giant wooden treehouse for kids to enjoy.

Catherine sported an elegant pale green belted long-sleeved dress decorated with a pink floral print by Emilia Wickstead.

The garden at RHS Wisley in Woking, about 40km southwest of London, is a bigger and permanent version of the original design that she and her three children -- Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis -- helped launch in May at the Chelsea Flower Show. It Aside from the impressive treehouse, it also boasts a huge sandpit and swings.

Catherine has a keen interest in promoting children's health initiatives and has spoken out about how spending time outdoors plays a pivotal role in children's future health and happiness, building foundations that last through childhood and over a lifetime.

The garden was designed by a team from the Royal Horticultural Society with input from Davies White Landscape Architects, who collaborated with Catherine earlier this year.

During the event, Catherine also played with some of the children before she made a speech.

"As many of you know, I was invited by the RHS to co-design a garden for families and children for this year's Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival," she said. "It's been the most amazing experience and I can't thank the RHS enough for giving me this wonderful opportunity.

"I am not as green-fingered as many of you here, but I was passionate about creating a garden that inspired children and adults alike to get back to nature and reap the positive mental and physical health benefits that it can bring," she added.

"Whether it is planting, exploring, digging, creating, or playing; quality time spent outside provides children with the perfect environment to form those positive relationships with the people in their lives and the world around them.

"As a parent, I have learned just how important it is to foster our children's development, in all areas, not just physical, as soon as they are born. We build the blocks, the foundations, for future success and happiness later in their lives."

Catherine was joined at the event by celebrity chef, Mary Berry, best known in Australia as a one-time judge on wildly popular reality show The Great British Bake Off.

"We are grateful to the duchess for the incredible impact that this Back to Nature collaboration has had," Sue Biggs, RHS director general, said.

"There is no doubt that this project, through her passion and vision, has highlighted that access to natural environments and green spaces isn't just a nice to have, it's vital to have.

'This is something that the RHS also strongly believes in and will continue to champion through our Greening Great Britain Campaign and charitable work."

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