The Talitha Arts Garden

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The garden is a celebration of the creative arts and their therapeutic power to restore the lives of those who have suffered trauma.

250 handmade white porcelain butterflies, created by ceramicist Naoko Tagai, pour from a large sculpted chrysalis, made by stone carver Teucer Wilson. This illustrates the sanctuary that Talitha Arts provides, and the transformational power of their creative workshops.

The garden unites sculpture, performance and planting - representing the wide spectrum of therapeutic arts. A minimalist palette of two main colours conveys the delicate moment between darkness (trauma) and light (transformation).

The garden has been designed from the relocation plan, backwards. The techniques and materials used have been selected in order to benefit the relocated, permanent garden which will be will be at St. Margaret’s House community centre in Bethnal Green, London.

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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.