Charity selected for garden at Chelsea Flower Show


SOCIAL care charity Aspens has been selected to produce a garden for next year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The charity’s Natural Affinity Garden is sponsored by Project Giving Back, which supports good causes to create gardens for the iconic show and leave a longer legacy.

The garden has been conceived by Camellia Taylor, a garden designer who has used her background in psychology and health care in a number of previous projects with the charity.

Aspens’ chief executive Robert Shanahan said: “We are delighted that Camellia Taylor and Project Giving Back are making it possible for Aspens to be involved in this inspiring project.

“Central to all we do at Aspens is empowering people on the autism spectrum and those with learning disabilities to thrive.

“This project will give them the opportunity to be part of a prestigious global event and when relocated to our site, the upkeep of the garden will give them a sense of ownership and inclusion,” Mr Shanahan explained.

After the show next spring (May 23-27), the garden will be relocated to the Aspens site in Kent.

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