Leave a legacy

Share in the future of the Quiet Garden Movement

Find out how can you make a lasting gift that will enable people of all ages to discover and experience the benefits of time out in nature for silence and stillness.
Be it a peaceful oasis in the city or a quiet haven in the wilderness, we network outdoor spaces and create opportunities for everyone to find silence, restfulness and soul-time.

The Quiet Garden Trust is the charity behind the Movement >

How to leave a gift

We welcome all gifts in wills, whatever the size, and we promise to use your gift to make a real difference through our work. We have been fortunate to receive generous gifts through legacies in the past, and they have sustained our work with Quiet Gardens around the world for over 25 years.

There are 3 main types of gifts you can make in a Will:

  • Residuary – a share in, or all of, what is left of the value of your estate after family and friends have been taken care of.
  • Pecuniary – a specific sum of money.
  • Specific – property or item such as jewellery or a piece of art.

We strongly advise you to see a solicitor when writing or amending your Will.

If you have already made a Will your solicitor can, without difficulty, add a codicil to include your gift. As a general rule, if the change you wish to make is small or simple, you can use a codicil, and if the change is more significant or complex you should make a new will.

Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Quiet Garden Trust’.

How your gift will be used

The gift you decide to make will contribute to the sustainability of The Quiet Garden Trust, enabling us to continue to work with Quiet Garden Hosts and those benefiting from the opportunity for restfulness and refreshment to restore mind, body and soul.

The policy of The Quiet Garden Trust is to use gifts in Wills to help fund significant development projects in the Movement. Since needs change over the years, we encourage supporters to leave a gift in your Will for the general purposes of the Trust, rather than for a restricted purpose.

The Trustees will discuss with executors the most appropriate use of the gift in the light of current projects and the donor’s known areas of interest.

Bridge over water in a quiet garden
bench in a quiet garden surrounded by flowers
quiet garden view
Table and chairs in a quiet garden

Tax… did you know?

All charitable gifts, including gifts in Wills to The Quiet Garden Trust, are exempt of inheritance tax. Aside from supporting your favourite charity’s work, there are also financial benefits to leaving part of your estate to charity. Leaving money to charity can be a way of reducing how much of your estate ends up with HMRC.

Not only will any portion left to charity not count towards the total taxable value of your estate, but if you leave at least 10 per cent of your net estate to charity then you can cut the rate of inheritance tax you pay from 40 per cent to 36 per cent.