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    A quiet garden in Harpenden
    The Dappled Garden in Harpenden.
    The Dappled Garden in Harpenden
    We've teamed up with a national search on BBC Radio 4 to find the most spiritual places across Beds, Herts and Bucks. Jo Coleman nominates a quiet place in Hertfordshire.

    The Nation's Favourite Spiritual Place

    Bhaktivedanta Manor

    The Dappled Garden

    The Peace Pagoda at Willen

    Shaw's Corner, Ayot St Lawrence

    The Shrine of St Alban


    Bhaktivedanta Manor

    Quiet Garden

    Peace Pagoda, Willen

    Shaw's Corner

    The Shrine of St Alban

    The Diocese of St Albans Web site

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    The Quiet Garden Trust exists to encourage and nurture the provision of local places for individuals seeking solitude or for small groups wishing to meet outdoors. Quiet Gardens are run by Christians to offer a ministry of hospitality, but their welcome is open to all.

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    The Dappled Garden - Jo Coleman:
    Apart from my regular church, St John’s in Harpenden, the most spiritual place I’ve visited recently is "The Dappled Garden".

    The Dappled Garden
    The Dappled Garden

    It’s a private garden in Harpenden, affiliated to the Quiet Garden Trust.

    A peaceful oasis of calm, scented roses ramble through every tree and the sun-dappled lawn meanders between well-mulched borders bulging with shrubs, through a wild wood leading to a living willow house.

    It's the perfect hideaway to contemplate nature and meditate or pray.

    your comments

    R.Dixon, Killamarsh Wednesday, 09-Jul-2003 09:28:29 BST
    Appears to be very special place. A very special story

    Jo Coleman, Hertfordshire Wednesday, 21-Apr-2004 09:51:59 BST
    To find out info on where The Dappled Garden is and how to contact the owner, as well as to find out where other gardens are open for contemplation, go to the Quiet Gardens' website and e-mail them. (click on link at the top of the yellow column on this page.)

    lynn Whitton, Hemel Hempstead Monday, 29-Mar-2004 21:31:30 BST
    The Dappled garden in Harpenden sounds like an oasis of tranquility, a place to stand in awe and wonder at the beauty of nature. I would love to take my elderly mother there, if I knew where it was. She cannot walk far anymore,but she still appreciates beauty. It could be our special place.

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