Prince Charles' famous green thumb is starting to rub off on his royal grandson

By Simon Perry
Updated June 22, 2015 04:05 PM
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The little prince has a royal green thumb!

Prince George has been introduced to the world of gardening by his proud grandpa.

Prince Charles, 66, planted trees with George, who turns two next month, at his country home, Highgrove House, earlier this year, a royal source confirms to PEOPLE.

Charles, who is a keen horticulturalist, was showing his grandson how the garden works and will no doubt remind him of the trees’ progress during his visits to Highgrove House.

One of the two trees, a Winter Orange Lime, was planted by the pair on the driveway near the front door of the grand country home in Tetbury, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Charles is known for his love and concern for the countryside, environment and organic farming. The Prince of Wales Foundation, which he founded in the U.S. in 1997, raises funds to support areas of education, arts and cultural programs, sustainable development in urban and rural communities and the environment.

And you don t have to have a royal title to enjoy the beautiful landscape of his Highgrove home. Tours of the gardens, where Prince William and Prince Harry spent much of their childhood, are available to be booked by the public, with proceeds going to the prince’s foundation.

Hello magazine, which revealed the tree planting in its current issue, says a recent visitor to the house reports how “the Prince of Wales is obviously very proud of Prince George.

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“Before the tour begins, Prince Charles gives a welcome speech [in a video message] with a framed picture of him and George behind him.”

Charles and George have been spending a lot of quality time outdoors this season. George enjoyed playing on the grassy sidelines of his dad s polo match June 14 with grandpa watching closely nearby.

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