Become a Host

It’s brilliant to hear that you are considering joining the Quiet Garden Movement!

Our hosts are the hub of the Quiet Garden Movement, providing space for thousands of people to benefit from the natural environment and the opportunity to experience rest and spiritual refreshment away from an increasingly busy world.

Each Quiet Garden experience is unique and has its own identity, rhythm and charm. You may have an idea for enhancing use of an existing outdoor space, creating a beautiful garden space in a city or designing something from the ground up. Maybe your garden would be a ‘drop-in’ space, or a place for led day retreats or quiet mornings. Whatever your thoughts or plans, your garden will be a very welcome addition to our global network of Quiet Gardens.

We have two Quiet Garden Schemes. To learn more about starting your own Quiet Garden, please click on the scheme most relevant to you, below. You may also like to read our FAQs >

Affiliate Scheme

For those who would like to open a garden for public use. These gardens are usually set within private homes, churches or retreat centres. The individual host or host organisation will self-identify as Christian and is likely to be part of a church community for support…

Associate Scheme

For gardens within organisational settings such as schools, hospitals, places of work and community gardens. Some may be closed to the public but are a resource for staff, students and clients. The host may be unconnected to any faith tradition but recognises the value of outdoor space for quiet and stillness…

Frequently Asked Questions

Creating a Quiet Garden and joining the Quiet Garden Movement means you become part of a network of like-minded people contributing to the well-being of their local community and valuing the natural world.

Organising and designing a Quiet Garden can also be a hugely creative time for Quiet Garden hosts and provides an opportunity to bring communities together and build connections with those involved in the process.

Visitor testimonials

"This was a wonderful experience. The weather was superb and the garden was a beautiful place to reflect and recharge ones physical and spiritual batteries."

"A quiet welcome here. Beautiful space. Understated garden of natural beauty. Welcome by the owners was gracious and unobtrusive. Highly recommended by a sensitive sojourner."

Examples of Quiet Gardens

Lady in a quiet garden

Castlehold Baptist Church


Claridge House quiet garden

Wildlife focussed gardens with formal lawns interspersed with wildflower meadows

Lady in a quiet garden

The Quiet Garden, Beverley Minster

A small, tranquil walled garden tucked away to the side of the Parish Centre at Beverley Minster.

Little Eden 5

Little Eden

A residential garden with trees, flowers, chickens, greenhouse, different areas and spaces including ‘At the Beach’ for rest, prayer and reflection.