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Our Friends Scheme… an invitation to support Quiet Gardens worldwide

The Quiet Garden Movement nurtures access to outdoor space for prayer, reflection and rest, creating opportunities for people to experience silence and stillness.

Regular support through our Friends Scheme ensures the charity can maintain and develop the Movement, meaning people of all ages can discover and experience the benefits of time out in nature.

What we do…

Those involved in the Quiet Garden Movement come from a variety of traditions, churches and cultures. As such we express our heritage in many diverse ways and welcome the diversity of fellow travellers on the journey. All are welcome to Quiet Gardens, to rest in the presence of God, whatever spiritual path they follow.

Quiet Gardens vary widely in their size and situation. They are provided in a variety of settings, such as private homes, churches, schools and hospitals. At the core is the provision of outdoor space intentionally set aside for prayer, silence and refreshment.

There are over 300 Quiet Gardens globally, each offering a sanctuary space and time for stillness.

Our core values include:

        • Hospitality – the offer of a warm-hearted, simple welcome to all.
        • Contemplation – the practice of silence, stillness, meditation and prayer. 
        • Nature Connection – the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world.
        • Creativity – the provision of quiet outdoor space to inspire.

“A garden can be strong medicine to nurture and shape the soul. Gardens have a way of seeping in to your soul and you find yourself enjoying the air and watching for miracles. In a hurried and distracted world we need garden sanctuaries, places that ground us. We need Quiet Gardens.”

Terry Hershey – Patron

The Quiet Garden Movement is run by The Quiet Garden Trust, a UK registered charity – No. 1038528

Photo: Scargill House, Yorkshire

“The natural environment of gardens with their mixture of tending, cultivating and sanctified neglect, are places that draw me into the heart of God. They are places where I can dwell deeply, through being in the slip-stream of prayer, contemplation and renewal, and find life again in all of its abundance. Through the work of the Quiet Garden Movement, I pray that this will also be true for many other people, and I remain grateful to those who open their gardens so that others can slow down and rest in God’s abundant love in Jesus.”

The Rt Revd Graham Usher – Patron

Our Friends Scheme matters…

The daily work of the Movement depends on staff and volunteers nurturing existing Quiet Gardens, and encouraging new ones, as well as spreading the vision world-wide. Through regular financial giving Friends ensures the smooth running of the charity and keep office open.

Support our work by joining our Friends Scheme.

As a Friend you’ll receive…

  • Our twice yearly Pause newsletter and regular emails with news and resources.
  • An invitation to our Annual Gathering – to hear inspirational speakers, meet Quiet Garden hosts and the trustees, share news and exchange ideas;
  • And invitations to any other regional events.

Join our Friends Scheme today…

If you love the ethos of The Quiet Garden Movement, support its vision and would like to be linked formally, but loosely, with the Movement, please become a Friend.

Simply complete the form below – alternatively print and return a completed form from the leaflet opposite or contact us.

All financial contributions are very much appreciated.

Complete the Friends Joining Form

Our bank details:

The Quiet Garden Trust

Sort code: 30 94 28

Account no: 00458345

Standing Order:

You can use the details opposite to setup a standing order yourself via your online banking.

If you would prefer us to set a standing order up for you please print the following donation form, completing it all and the standing order details on page 2, returning it to us indicating you would like to become a friend. > Regular Donation Form

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