The Garden

"The garden is like paradise for us - when I came here I was very depressed and without hope. It was winter and now for me it’s spring." Room to Heal member.

The Garden is an ambitious series of collaborative prints commissioned by the Open Society Foundation, London, about about the role of plants and gardens in enabling survivors of torture and organised violence to rebuild their lives in the UK.

We eat that! We eat that back home!

The series was made with members of Room to Heal from Cameroon, Turkey, Madagascar, and Cote D’Ivoire, and psychotherapist Mary Raphaely.

I was running all the time - here you can breathe

I had not understood spring before

She brings me Callaloo from her allotment

Martha and Catherine are both experienced artist facilitators who've worked with a diverse range of groups. Martha is also a community gardener.