The Duchess of Rothesay saw people harvesting potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli during a trip to the north-east today.
Camilla paid a visit to The Seed Box charity at Ballogie, Aboyne, which provides a day service for adults and children with additional support needs.
Through horticultural and outdoor activities, it aims to improve the social, emotional and physical health of those who cannot work in mainstream employment or attend a regular school curriculum.
It was founded as a social enterprise in 2013, and was granted Scottish charity status in March.
Every week, it provides deliveries of locally-grown, seasonal veg to customers across Deeside.
Today Camilla was given a tour of the one-acre Walled Garden site by manager and trustee Belinda Rowlands, who said: “This was a wonderful opportunity to show Her Royal Highness the gardens and all that we do.”
The duchess also met Tom, one of the co-workers, and his father Alan who said: “Tom really enjoys coming to The Seed Box and the support he gets from the team.
“I think Tom will always remember meeting with Her Royal Highness.”
Tom, who has worked at The Seed Box for five years, had helped harvest some fresh flowers earlier today.
He presented Camilla with a hand-tied bouquet at the end of her 30-minute visit.