Camellia Taylor

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Biography

My name is Camellia Taylor and I’m a garden and landscape designer, passionate about creating beautiful, sustainable and resilient outdoor spaces for residential, commercial and community focused projects.

I have a diploma (graded distinction) from the London College of Garden Design. Since qualifying I have completed a range of garden projects for private and commercial clients.

As well as growing relationships with local, talented landscape partners and independent botanical nurseries, my understanding of plants, space and function enable me to create successful gardens for every client.

Based in Kent (but also covering London and surrounding counties), The Garden Taylor delivers creative garden designs in a personal, professional and accessible way. With intuitive planting schemes and environmentally sympathetic landscaping plans, your garden can become so much more.

 

Projects

Aspens - Connecting Nature with Mental and Physical Well-being

Aspens provides services for people with high dependency needs, learning and physical disabilities and those within the autistic spectrum. The design brief was to connect mental health therapy to the natural environment. Aspens’ vision is for the space to be explored and engaging, have sensory areas, water, a productive area for residents to grow and a space to exercise.

The design is based on the biophilia hypothesis utilising my prior experience in psychology, reflecting the actual rather than assumed needs of the residents.

It includes sanctuary spaces for containment and therapy, a productive area to grow food for the café and residents, individualised sensory walks for residents with hypo-sensitivity and hyper-sensitivity (each with sensory-targeted planting) and a treetop walkway. Low-allergen planting has been used throughout and the entire site is wheelchair friendly.

The forest engages the senses, providing an opportunity for both residents and visitors to experience shinrin-yoku while the vineyard gives residents an opportunity to practice farming and connect with the landscape.

The circular lake pods provide cognitive and psychological therapy.