Duchess Kate Middleton Calls Butterfly Sculpture That Won Royal Garden Competition 'Amazing'

In June, Duchess Kate launched the Royal Garden competition for her 'Back to Nature' project. A winner was recently announced and her sculpture impressed the Royal.

Duchess Kate, 37, finally unveiled the winner of “Blue Peter's” Royal Garden Competition. The winning sculpture was an enormous butterfly made from wood and recycled metal which the Royal thought was "Amazing!".

The creator of the sculpture was a little girl named Jessica, 12, who won the 12-15 category. The installation will feature in Kate's 'Back to Nature' garden at RHS Wisley in Surrey.

Duchess Kate at the "Back to Nature" festival at RHS Garden Wisley on September 10, 2019, in Woking, England | Photo: Getty Images

Duchess Kate at the "Back to Nature" festival at RHS Garden Wisley on September 10, 2019, in Woking, England | Photo: Getty Images

The winning design features a twisted thorax sculpted from wood and a trellis of recycled metal in the shape of butterfly wings. The wings were adorned with brightly colored clematis flowers that will grow over them.

The center of the sculpture has a set of wind chimes that hang there. Judging by the photos and video posted by Kensington Palace, it appears the first flowers have already started to grow over the sculpture’s wings. 

Duchess Kate at the "Back to Nature" festival at RHS Garden Wisley on September 10, 2019, in Woking, England | Photo: Getty Images

Duchess Kate at the "Back to Nature" festival at RHS Garden Wisley on September 10, 2019, in Woking, England | Photo: Getty Images

“Blue Peter” viewers were urged by the Duchess to design a sculpture that featured natural materials for the garden she designed for the Chelsea Flower Show. Jessica’s winning vision was brought to life by professional craftspeople over the course of a week.

The competition received hundreds of entries that were cut down to just 30 by the judging panel, which Kate was a part of. The Royal Horticultural Society's youth ambassador George Hassell was also a judge.

The winner was congratulated by Kate on CBBC’s “Blue Peter.” During the viewing of the sculpture, Jessica informed the Royal that the clematis flowers were different and there were ones for “different seasons.”

The Duchess responded by saying: “It’s such a great idea. And it’s going to be so lovely coming back year after year to see how it’s growing and all developing.” The Royal also complemented the garden in her choice of clothing.

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⁣⁣⁣HRH The Duchess of Cambridge joined us at Wisley today to open the Back to Nature Garden. Inspired by the gardens co-designed by The Duchess at #RHSChelsea and #RHSHampton, new features include a ‘bouncing forest’ where visitors can jump on trampolines surrounded by trees, a living willow pod.⁣ ⁣ To celebrate the opening, a Back to Nature Garden Festival is taking place at Wisley from today until Sunday for families to enjoy, and features a coconut shy, gardening activities, maypole dancing and circus acts. Visitors can make bunting using pressed flowers and leaves, make origami seed packets to fill with wildflower seeds and sow peas to take home and grow. ⁣ ⁣ #wisley #rhswisley #backtonature #rhs #gardens #duchessofcambridge

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She wore an elegant belted long-sleeved Emilia Wickstead seersucker dress which was decorated with a pink floral print. Kate added tan wedges to complete her look.

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The Duchess of Cambridge joined @CBBC’s #BluePeter to unveil the winner of their Royal Garden Competition at @RHSWisley – congratulations Jessica 👏 on your winning design! Jessica’s beautiful winning sculpture 🦋 is made of wood and recycled metal, and wowed the judges with its stunning butterfly wings, covered in clematis flowers 🌸 swipe to watch The Duchess and Jessica seeing the winning design for the first time. Congratulations also to the runners-up, Lucy and Megan, who designed beautiful tin can herbs 🌿 and den building ⛺ activity cards. The Duchess, Ben from @The_RHS and George Hassall joined the judging panel to pick out the winning entry for the competition, which The Duchess launched back in June this year 🍂

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In May, she launched the garden with her three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis and her husband Prince William. The garden is located about 25 miles southwest of London and features a huge treehouse, a sandpit, and swings.

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