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The Quiet Garden Movement nurtures low cost, accessible, outdoor space for prayer, contemplation, rest and inspiration in a variety of settings, such as private homes, churches, schools and hospitals.
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Rowan Williams

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“The ancient tradition of silent contemplation is as important to the modern mind as it was to those of our forebears – and the Quiet Garden Movement has been facilitating the practice of mindful contemplation for the past 25 years, in gardens across the world…”

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Quiet Gardens can be created in a variety of settings, such as private homes, churches, schools and hospitals.

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There are over 300 Quiet Gardens worldwide – find one local to you.

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Quiet Gardens run regular quiet days, retreats and events  – find one near you.

"Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest"

Mark 6:31

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Annual Gathering 2017

Annual Gathering 2017

As part of Quiet25 we gathered in London on Saturday 20th May 2017 to celebrate 25…

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Shhh! Quiet in the garden please

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Sir Ghillean Prance

Meditation is such an important part of one's Christian life and so I am delighted that Quiet Gardens now exist in so many places to encourage us towards a more prayerful and thoughtful faith.

Sir Ghillean Prance
Richard J Foster

“In our day the great danger to the spiritual life is distraction.  
May The Quiet Garden Movement lead us into new and creative ways to overcome this danger."

Richard J. Foster
Margaret Silf

"If you stand still for a few minutes in the relentless onward rush of 21st century life you might hear a quiet but insistent undercurrent. It is the cry of our hearts for space and time just to be, to listen to the heartbeat of creation, to let our souls catch up. Quiet gardens offer just such longed-for oases of peace. They open up once more what all our busy-ness has buried - the precious gift of heart-time and soul-space."

Margaret Silf
H.E. Cardinal Vincent Nichols

In an increasingly busy and noisy world, we often forget the importance of finding stillness and peace during our daily lives. We do not get the opportunity to stop, be still and quiet and spend some time with ourselves and with God. It is in this stillness that we become conscious of God’s love and his action in our lives. The Quiet Garden Movement offers people the space and opportunity to find this peace and time for reflection, away from the distractions and worries of the outside world.

H.E. Cardinal Vincent Nichols
Terry Hershey

“A garden can be strong medicine to nurture and shape the soul. Gardens have a way of seeping in to your soul and you find yourself enjoying the air and watching for miracles. In a hurried and distracted world we need garden sanctuaries, places that ground us. We need Quiet Gardens."

Terry Hershey
John Pritchard

"The Quiet Garden Movement represents that increasingly vital space in our bewildered culture where our store of peace can be replenished, our creativity can be renewed, and our capacity for joy can be recharged. There is deep wisdom here, and invariably it overflows in love. Do get involved."

John Pritchard
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