We have recently become aware of a project called ‘Silent Space’. The simple aim of the project is to encourage garden owners to set aside an area where visitors can enjoy peace and quiet without noise or chatter or mobile phones. We know that many visitors to our garden appreciate the tranquillity which our garden as a whole offers, so we thought we would find out more about this project. Here are a few snippets from the Silent Space website…
There’s nothing complicated about a Silent Space. It’s an area of a garden or a park, already enjoyed by the public, that is reserved for silent visiting. While some gardens run their space for as little as a few hours a week, others are permanent.
Once inside a Silent Space, we stop talking, turn off our phones and cameras, and switch off from social media. There are no other rules.
Whether sitting or strolling, we take time to notice the beauty around us. Even as little as five minutes will help us to enjoy the restorative benefits of being peaceful in a green place.
Our lives are often hectic. It can be difficult, particularly for those of us who live in urban areas, to find five minutes peace.
As the understanding of the benefits of spending quiet time in green places grows, so does the number of gardens taking part.
We have designated an area of our garden as a ‘silent space’.
Our Silent Space is a simple rustic bench alongside the Grwyne Fawr river, a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) designated for salmon and otter.
Take the path from the Potager through the inviting gate flanked by Cedric, who welcomes you to the forest, Coed y Bedd.
The gentle path leads you through majestic trees
and along the riverbank to find this quiet and secluded spot amongst the natural green space.
Here, you can sit above the river flowing by and listen to the birds and the wind in the trees. Breathe in the scents of the forest and soak up the peace and tranquillity.
A perfect spot to recharge the batteries.
Available any day that the garden is open.