When you are ready to consider re-opening your Quiet Garden we have advice and resources for you and your visitors. We will update this page regularly with further ‘re-opening resources‘ and advice as it changes – please do check back for updates.
As you re-open your Quiet Garden and celebrate what you offer we have produced some resources below to support you. Including supportive quotes and reflections from our Patrons, a template to make your own bunting, as well as a flyer and poster to help promote your re-opening – and a growing number of articles you can print and make available to your visitors.
Richard J Foster
“I thank God for the good work of Quiet Gardens. These gardens have always provided a place for beauty, for reflection, for prayer. Now with new safety guidelines for reopening they can once again serve precious people with space for stillness.”
His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols
‘My quiet reflection comes from Psalm 83(84) and words which give me such comfort:
“How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, God of hosts. My soul is longing and yearning for the courts of the Lord … They are happy in whose hearts are the roads to Sion.”
Every place of quiet and reflection can enkindle afresh in us the longing for heaven, a longing which is written into our hearts.’
Revd Philip Roderick
“In the Quiet Garden Movement we have so much to be, to do and to become. The past, the present and the future, the divine and the human, the spiritual and the material all intersect. What we seek to provide is of course open to all – those of full faith, questioning faith or of no explicit faith.
We highlight and work with the metaphor of garden and greening and also with the practical demands and life cycles of gardens. From micro to the macro, ecological care walks hand in hand with the care of those who attend our Quiet Gardens.”
We have produced the following new articles that are written for you to share with your visitors as your Quiet Garden re-opens or online. They are shared as both an online article and as a PDF for you to easily print yourselves to share and make available in your Quiet Garden.