The Orchid Garden

A special space for tributes to the most important women in our lives.
Mothers, grandmothers, nannies, teachers, friends – whoever they are, these are the women who provide the inspiration and guidance in our everyday lives.

Also listed in The Orchid Garden are the women who have been honoured by organisations and publications in annual awards.

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Maude Bateman

Honoured by her children Christopher, Chester, Colwyn, Conrad
Selina, Cedric, Romalita, Damian, Trevor, Petrus & Cheryl

Mum, you know we love you,
And so I have to let you know

That you taught us how to listen,
And you helped us learn to grow.
 
Without your love and kindness,
And the support that you provided,

I know we would be lost today,
Or at least a bit misguided.
 
It was you who held us when we cried,
You who took good care of us,

You who always kept us safe,
You who taught us to be all we could be.

You will always be in our heart,

We love you so very much!