Press Pack - The Natural Affinity Garden for Aspens

Camellia Taylor, garden designer and Aspens (Reg. Charity No. 1171446) are delighted to announce that ‘The Natural Affinity Garden for Aspens’, will be first showcased at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show between 22-27 May 2023. Camellia Taylor has designed the garden for Aspens, a charity that supports people on the autism spectrum and with learning disabilities, and their families, across the South-East. Following the show, the garden will be relocated to the charity’s Kent site as a permanent feature, where it will provide a therapeutic haven to people the charity supports and its community. The garden has been funded by Project Giving Back.

Download the Press Pack here, which includes Press Release, case studies, plant list and media opportunities at the Show during the week. 

Press coverage for The Natural Affinity Garden for Aspens to date

The Natural Affinity Garden on RHS website

The Natural Affinity Garden for Aspens as featured on the RHS Website

Watch Aspens on KMTV News (17 March 2023)

BBC Radio Kent interview (27 November 2022)

KMTV news (23 November 2022) - Interview with Richard Anstead, Director of Business Development & Income Generation about the exciting news that we are creating The Natural Affinity Garden for Aspens at next year's Chelsea Flower Show in partnership with designer Camellia Taylor & support from Project Giving Back. (23 November 2022)

Publications and online

House Beautiful - 29 May 2023

The Lady - June issue

House and Garden - June Issue

Garden Design Journal - May Issue

Gardens Illustrated - May Issue

Good Housekeeping - May Issue

Global Legal Chronicle 

Juno magazine - Spring 2023

Interview with Camellia Taylor talking about the power of sensory plants and The Natural Affinity Garden for Aspens in Juno magazine's spring issue. Juno is a print and digital magazine that focuses on a natural approach to parenting, sustainability, community and wellbeing. Visit Juno website


Read article about Aspens' Natural Affinity Garden on news page (April 2023)


InYourArea.Com article (24 May 2023)

Read InYourArea.Com article (25 April 2023)

Read InYourArea.Com article (21 November 2022)

Times of Tunbridge Wells newspaper/online

Times of Tunbridge Wells - front page photo 24 May 2023

Read Times of Tunbridge Wells article (10 May 2023)

Read Times of Tunbridge Wells article (21 November 2022)

So Magazine and online

SO Magazine - June 2023 (Pg. 75)

SO Magazine - May 2023 (Pg. 77)

Grow Cook Inspire podcast
Aspens is featured on the podcast Grow Cook Inspire, where host Helen Cross is joined by Susan Sawyer from our team and Camellia Taylor who has designed The Natural Affinity Garden for Aspens. They chat about how the Chelsea garden will help raise awareness of our charity's work and the long lasting legacy the garden will have once relocated to our site following Chelsea.
Roots and All podcast
Aspens' Meraud Davis and garden designer Camellia Taylor join the host to talk about The Natural Affinity Garden for Aspens and how the space and sensory planting will benefit our community. 
Horticulture Week podcast
Garden designer  Camellia Taylor talks about how her association with Aspens came about and how a proposal from Project Giving Back led her to become the designer of The Natural Affinity Garden.
People Plants Wellbeing podcast
Camellia Taylor chats to host Ellen Mary about the wellbeing benefits of gardens and the design for The Natural Affinity Garden for Aspens. 
Press releases

Press Release - Aspens' countdown to unveil its Chelsea show garden, putting autism centre stage (24 April 2023)

Press Release - The Natural Affinity Garden for Aspens at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023 (17 November 2022)