Meet the Author


Clare’s mother was the writer Anne Scott James, who inspired her to garden. Clare has lived with her partner Nick for over 30 years, and they move between the Berkshire cottage to a flat in London, where they continue to get their garden fix by humping soil and plants five floors up and onto the roof. Clare has recently turned to the pen - ‘Gardening Notes from a late Bloomer’ is due out on April 5th 2018 (published by The Pimpernel Press) and her first novel ‘The House in Little Chelsea’ will be published in September (also published by Pimpernel).

“Some people are excited by constant change. I am excited by moving the familiar forward.”

— clare hastings

Words from the Garden