In 2017 the Quiet Garden Movement celebrates 25 years of sharing Quiet Gardens.
To celebrate we are holding a 25th Anniversary event in London on 20th May and have published the Quiet25 Course to help people experience silence in natural surroundings and explore the physical, mental health and spiritual benefits of taking a regular time of quiet in nature.
Below are full details of all that is happening and how you can join us in the Quiet25 celebrations.
“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
God is in the Garden: Celebrating 25 years of the Quiet Garden Movement – 20 May @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm in London, UK
Including: Rev Dr Andrew Walker (Director, St Marylebone Healing and Counselling Centre, London) – ‘Prayer and the Art of Gardening – exploring the parallels between the garden and spiritual life’; Revd Lucy Winkett (Rector, St James’s Church, Piccadilly) – ‘In Quietness is Strength? How can we re-discover the wisdom that hides in quietness and silence?’; and Revd Philip Roderick (Founder-Director, The Quiet Garden Movement) – ‘Body-Prayer as a resource for Quiet Garden participants‘
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.
We will also be fundraising for the future so that we can continue to support and share Quiet Gardens.