About Me

I aim to pack as much colour, texture, scent and movement into my garden, to enable us to enjoy the sensory delights and earthy pleasures throughout the seasons.  I have a particular fondness for tulips, peonies, roses, geraniums and dahlias.

Recently I have been exlploring growing food amongst the flowers.  You can find my experiments on Instagram if you search ‘Ali, The Mindful Gardener’.

I have called this site ‘The Mindful Gardener’ because gardening is the most mindful and delightful activity I have found.  It often entails gazing at a flower or bee, listening to the birds, or smelling or tasting things we’ve grown.  Gardening helps me to access a state of flow: snipping and training and digging and weeding; being completely immersed in the wonder-filled world of the garden.

I hope that you will enjoy flitting around this site, and may choose to settle for a while and indulge in a little mindful moment.

I am a qualified yoga teacher and have a sister site, Yoga Play, which offers information about my yoga classes, offered in Staplehurst, Kent.