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The Natural Affinity Garden for Aspens

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Aspens provides high quality care and support to individuals on the autism spectrum and with learning disabilities through an integrated network of services across the South-East. Its services include registered care homes, supported living, community outreach, day opportunities, children and young people’s and family support, Autism Central regional peer support and national online workshops.

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Garden Rehoming

Where can you visit this garden after the Show?

The garden has been relocated to Aspens in Pembury, Kent where the charity has eight residential homes providing a much-needed therapeutic space. The space will mainly be used by the residents and visitors who are on the autism spectrum, with learning disabilities or who have complex needs. The surplus plants used for the show will also be repurposed and incorporated into Aspens' wider gardens.

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“Central to all we do at Aspens is striving for an inclusive society where people on the autism spectrum and with learning disabilities are empowered to thrive. This project has given the people we support the opportunity to be part of a prestigious global event and when relocated to our site, the garden will provide a therapeutic haven for the whole Aspens community for years to come.” Robert Shanahan, CEO, Aspens

Tom Stuart-Smith
Garden Designer