Quiet25 marks a significant moment in the Quiet Garden story. Celebrating 25 years of nurturing outdoor space for prayer and contemplation.
A growing global network of gardens in a variety of settings means the Movement enables people of all ages and backgrounds to access outdoor spaces to experience silence, contemplation and prayer, which are known to deeply nourish mind, body and soul.
Such experience is as important today as it ever has been – and with increasing recognition of the health and wellbeing benefits of silence and mindfulness in natural settings, it is essential we continue to share Quiet Gardens.
Read on for ways you can share the story and support the Movement’s future…
“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…”
Dr Rowan Williams – from the Foreword to the Quiet25 Course
To grow and sustain the Movement the Quiet25 Fund has been created. The fund will raise awareness and understanding of the benefits of the practices of stillness and contemplation in outdoor settings, particularly with a younger generation, increase the number and range of Quiet Gardens, particularly in schools, enable ongoing support and advice from the Movement to all Quiet Gardens Hosts, and contribute to our core costs. Donations can be made both off-line and securely on-line. Make a donation…
Creatively sharing the Quiet Garden story is essential to the future of the Movement.
We encourage you to think about how you can use your own community networks, skills and innovative ideas to share about Quiet Gardens, and raise the profile in creative ways. Fundraising is important, and so too is introducing the concept and practice of silence in natural settings to new people, and nurturing new outdoor spaces and groups. Keep reading…
We have produced the Quiet25 Course to mark our 25th year by raising awareness of the benefits of time in quiet outside.
Over 5 sessions the course takes participants on a journey through a range of contemplative exercises and practices in the exploration of silence: introducing groups to the experience of silence together in natural surroundings and exploring the physical, mental health and spiritual benefits of taking a regular time of quiet in nature. Find out more and order the Quiet25 Course