The Natural Affinity Garden for Aspens

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Aspens is a charity which supports people on the autism spectrum and with learning disabilities and the garden focuses on the connection between nature and health and well-being

The curved nature of the design reflects the neurons/plants roots spreading through the garden from the nucleus seating area. Each planting zone targets specific senses and every aspect of the planting has been included for sensory stimulation.

There is a calming colour palette to encourage wildlife and provide a peaceful, tranquil natural haven to be enjoyed by Aspens' community. After the show it will be relocated to Aspens in Kent to be used by the charity's residents and visitors who are on the autism spectrum, with learning disabilities or who have complex needs.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.