The Memoir Garden

A Garden Full of Memories

I am proud to announce that last night Councillor Allan Lawson, Mayor of Dacorum Borough Council, opened Sunnyside Rural Trust’s memorial garden. This beautiful and innovative space is a physical representation of the poems in The Memoir Garden, the collection that documents my Arts Council writing residency with Sunnyside Rural Trust. Each poem is comprised of the… Continue reading A Garden Full of Memories


Waterstones in Berkhamsted

I am delighted to announce that The Memoir Garden is now available to purchase from Waterstones in Berkhamsted, The Papertrail in Apsley, and Sunnyside’s Hemel Food Garden on Two Waters Lane. All proceeds will go to Sunnyside Rural Trust – a social enterprise that trains adults with learning disabilities to work in horticulture. It is also available… Continue reading Waterstones in Berkhamsted


Launch of The Memoir Garden

“This book demonstrates beautifully that people with learning disabilities have rich and textured emotions and experiences. I love this book. It made me cry, laugh and wish. Read it, and then think about how surprised you are.” – Keely Charlick, the Chief Executive of Sunnyside Rural Trust The launch of The Memoir Garden was a wonderfully celebratory occasion. We all… Continue reading Launch of The Memoir Garden