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Come into the garden, Lord

In 2007, the Quiet Garden Trust marks its 15th year of offering sanctuary and solitude. Sarah Meyrick looks at the movement’s roots, and discovers eight of England’s most admired quiet gardens

SINCE THE 1990s, a quiet revolution has been gathering momentum. Literally quiet: for 2007 sees the 15th birthday of the Quiet Garden Trust, an idea that has blossomed over that period from a small seed into an international movement.

The first Quiet Garden opened in Buckinghamshire in September 1992. It was the vision of the Revd Philip Roderick, then the Director of the Chiltern Christian Training Programme in the diocese of Oxford. For many years he had been leading ...

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