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The Dell House Quiet Garden

Peace and Birdsong can be found here at the Dell House Quiet Garden

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Elaine’s Orchard Quiet Garden

Listen here to our Trustee Jill Smith share with us the love of her garden…

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Quiet Garden Newsletter # 5

Quiet Garden Newsletter 5

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Moray Cottage Virtual Quiet Garden 27th May 2020 still in Lockdown

This morning eleven of us met via Zoom, folk mostly from Brighton & Hove and…

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As you should be, lost and mindful in the garden.

People often say how they like to lose themselves in the garden, and this has…

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QGT GQT – 3

Quiet Garden Trust Gardeners Question Time... Aka QGT GQT! Your questions answered by Patrick Swan,…

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Latest News QG Newsletter 15th May

Quiet Garden Newsletter 4

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May – dealing with a gluttony of plants by Patrick Swan.

May is the make or break month for gardens.  I always said during my career…

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QGT GQT – 2

Quiet Garden Trust Gardeners Question Time... Aka QGT GQT! Your questions answered by Patrick Swan,…

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Virtual Quiet Day at Moray Cottage Quiet Garden # 3

The third in a series of Quiet Days with Kate and Judy from Moray Cottage…

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QGT GQT – Introduction

Over the next few weeks we will be running the Quiet Garden Trust Gardeners Question…

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Meditation cards from Degibna Prayer Chapel

This is a series of meditation cards from Degibna Prayer Chapel in Cornwall that we…

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Virtual Quiet Day at Moray Cottage Quiet Garden

Kate and Judy have been running the Quiet Garden at Moray Cottage, in Sussex, UK,…

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A Contemplative Path Through the Crisis…

Our friends at the World Community for Christian Mediation (WCCM) have created a Contemplative Path Through…

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Virtual Quiet Gardens #2

A little earlier this time due to Easter, please do read on for some resources…

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Virtual Quiet Gardens #1

Snowdrops at St Oswalds, Methley, in Yorkshire, UK Over the weeks ahead we are going to…

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Sharing Quiet Gardens during Covid-19 pandemic
During this difficult time we are sharing collective resources of resilience and hope to nurture our wellbeing and souls.
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Psalm 23 Garden launching at Chelsea Flower Show 

A  'Psalm 23 Garden' is being launched at Chelsea Flower Show in May 2020 by…

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Forest garden evolving at Redstone Wood Cottage

Suzanne Harrison, host of Redstone Wood Cottage, Surrey has started developing a Forest Garden with…

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Pause newsletter – Advent 2019

Pause, our regular newsletter, shares news and views from the Quiet Garden Movement. In this…

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Inspiring reflection, invigorating action
The relationship between ‘doing’ and ‘being’ - the activist and contemplative - is a dynamic that may not be immediately obvious when thinking about Quiet Gardens...
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Stillness is the key by Ryan Holiday

“Be here. Be all of you. Be present. And if you’ve had trouble with this…

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Sabbath – The hidden heartbeat in our lives by Nicola Slee

Wendell Berry’s sequence of Sabbath poems inspires this deep reflection on the practice of Sabbath.…

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Encountering Silence Podcast with Phillip Roderick

The Encountering Silence Podcast speaks to Quiet Gardens Founder and Patron, Rev Phillip Roderick. "Silence…

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BBC Walks of Life visits Reflections Quiet Garden, Staffordshire

In 2019 BBC1 ran a series called “Walks of Life”, with each episode following a…

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Annual Gathering 2019
Listen to talks from our Annual Gathering 2019, exploring mindfulness and Quiet Gardens with Tim Stead at St Mark's Haydock Quiet Garden…
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Prescribing nature

Growing evidence suggests that nature connection boosts our physical and psychological well-being and deepens our…

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Found space at half-term
In February half-term Cathy Davie, host of Mossrigg Quiet Garden in W. Yorkshire, opened her garden to run ‘Found space’. The idea was to provide a mix of active and quiet, indoor and outdoor activities exploring, reflecting and responding to creation. A journey of discovery for all ages and stages of life and belief.
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In the Stillness: poems, prayers, reflections by Elizabeth Mills

Love whispers Quietly PHILIP RODERICK, Founder and a Patron of the Quiet Garden Movement, reviews…

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Seasons of Grace, inspirational resources for the Christian Year by Ann Lewin

Many Quiet Gardeners will be familiar with the poems of Ann Lewin, particularly, Watching for…

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Quiet Places 45 – Advent 2018
The latest edition of our Quiet Places Newsletter has a focus on labyrinths and shares news from the grassroots of the Quiet Garden Movement.
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Labyrinth Resources and Links

There are many Quiet Gardens with labyrinths - which you will find listed on our…

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Outdoor Classroom Day

Quiet Gardens exist in many settings, including schools, and we work to encourage schools to provide…

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Tree Prayers

Paul Cudby, the vicar of St. Mary Magdalene, Tanworth in Arden, discovered that his neighbouring…

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Local School Nature Grants

Learning through Landscapes is a UK charity that works to encourage outdoor learning and play…

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Green Health Awards

The Green Health Awards have been launched to celebrate the efforts made by churches and…

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Quiet Gardens on BBC Radio Wales – All Things Considered

Quiet Gardens was the focus of the latest episode of BBC Radio Wales - All…

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Annual Gathering 2018
Listen to (or read) all the talks from our recent Annual Gathering - Seeking enchantment in the Quiet Garden landscape.
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Places of Enchantment Meeting God in Landscapes by Graham B Usher 

This book seems to flow from Graham’s love of the natural environment and personal experience…

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Green Grace of God Prayer Exercise

Use this 5 minute prayer exercise to help you focus and engage with your natural space.…

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Quiet25 Prayer

Quiet25 prayer From the Quiet25 Course - this prayer can be used to start or…

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Example exercises and materials to use in a Quiet Garden

Below are some examples of exercises and materials developed by Quiet Garden Hosts for people…

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Annual Gathering 2017

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

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Quiet Garden Leaflet

Our general Quiet Garden leaflet is below. Download leaflet: Quiet Gardens Leaflet PDF

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In Conversation With Sue Nightingale…

Sue Nightingale hosted a Quiet Garden at her home in Yorkshire for 17 years, involving hospital chaplains,…

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In Conversation With Philip Roderick…

The original vision for Quiet Gardens was developed by Philip Roderick in the early 1990s. Here…

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Mindfulness and Quiet Gardens
Rev Tim Stead, an Anglican priest and accredited mindfulness teacher suggests two mindfulness exercises to try in a garden setting.
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Annual Gathering 2016

The Quiet Garden Movement Annual Gathering in 2016 took place at Totley Rise Methodist Church…

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Finding Your Quiet Space

Finding your Quiet Space in the ordinary / everyday life Where is your quiet space?…

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Mindfulness – Paying Attention Exercise

Next time you are in a Quiet Garden, if some plant or tree or section…

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Creation Time

Resources for Creation Time Every year Churches Together in Britain and Ireland publish resources for…

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In a Quiet Garden: Meditations and Prayerful Reflections

In a Quiet Garden: Meditations and Prayerful Reflections by Brigid Boardman & Philip Jebb Published…

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Rediscovering the gift of finger labyrinths by Martha Erickson

Martha Erickson is Quiet Garden Host of Bliss-Filled Gardens and Woodland Labyrinth in the USA,…

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Annual Gathering 2015

Sunshine greeted us at the Annual Gathering in Bristol on 30th May. Stimulating talks from…

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The Quiet Garden Prayer

Oh Lord Jesus true gardener work in us what you want of us, For you…

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Practising the Presence in Stillness by Mollie Robinson

This is an attractive booklet of reflections by Mollie Robinson, former Quiet Garden Coordinator. The…

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Beloved: in conversation with Henri Nouwen by Philip Roderick

Henri Nouwen, who died in 1996,was one of the most outstanding spiritual leaders of recent…

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How to Find Peacefulness by Tina Jefferies

The power of a quiet place! In 2000, a quiet spot under a tree in…

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Images for Prayer cards by Tony Kerswill

Prayer Cards - inspiration for prayer from our everyday surrounding Postcard size "Images for Prayer"…

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Quiet thoughts from quiet places by Jenna Plewes

This collection of poems, so beautifully illustrated by Elaine Perry, contains much about prayer, yearning…

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The Retreat Associaton

The Retreat Association is a national Christian organisation set up to help people find ways of…

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Enjoy the beauty of Soul of the Prairie Quiet Garden via a Youtube video

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Creativity for Sustaining the Sacred Centre. Living Faith: Heaven in the Ordinary Youtube video from Oxford Diocese…

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Seedlings

An A4 sheet - focus on Quiet on one side and Gardens on the other.…

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Books of inspiration and wonder by Jane Upchurch

Where the Birds Sing - There is magic to wild places that restores the soul.…

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An Interview with Ken and Eva Needham about their ministry and the Quiet Garden Movement  Youtube…

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Through Thin Places God Called Me By Ann Mary Ridout

Ann hosts The Quiet Garden at Lopcombe. Her journey to Christian faith came through encounters…

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A Quiet Garden at the Malvern Spring Festival 2014

The Quiet Garden Trust participated in an RHS Show for the first time at Malvern…

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A Sound Blessing Meditation on the Hang (10 mins) Philip Roderick tells Iain McNay of…

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A Retreat with Thomas Merton by Esther de Waal

In this book Esther de Waal draws on the life and writings of Thomas Merton…

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Body Prayer in a Quiet Garden

Many Quiet Gardeners have found body prayer, alone or in a group, to be a…

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The Lord's Prayer demonstrated as a body prayer by Philip Roderick and Contemplative Fire.

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