Entrepreneur Amar Latif says he can feel Psalm 23 in the garden

We were thrilled to be visited by entrepreneur and TV star, Amar Latif this week. Amar is blind, due to an incurable eye condition. By his late teens he’d lost 95 per cent of his sight. 

So, how would he experience the Psalm 23 Garden? He loved the sound of the waterfall and the feel of the rocks, as well as the soft planting, and strength of the trees. 

He’s seen here with horticulturalist Fran Clifton who helped plant the Psalm 23 Garden. 

Afterwards, he had a chat with project manager, Hazel Southam. Amar said he was unfamiliar with Psalm 23, so Hazel recited it to him. ‘Yes,’ said Amar, ‘I can feel that psalm in this garden. It’s great.’ 

Amar was born in Glasgow, and in 2004 founded Traveleyes, a travel agency specialising in tours for blind and partially-sighted people. 

You may know him for his television career, which includes appearances in Celebrity Masterchef in 2020 and Pilgrimage: the Road to Istanbul this year. 


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