Gardening and spirituality

Gardening and spirituality

Parable Garden offers facilitation and resources for using gardens and outdoor spaces as resources to enrich discipleship, worship and community engagement particularly with schools, families and the elderly.

weeding the garden

KS1 pupils weeding their reflective garden as part of a Parable Garden 'Exploring spirituality day'

The wonder of God's extraordinary creativity is evidenced in Creation, in the structures, cycles and rhythms of growth and renewal. In our pressurised, performance driven society, engaging in creative activities for the sheer pleasure of it or for therapeutic reasons, can be nurturing and restorative for the individual.  

'Into the Garden - cultivation as a tool for spiritual formation and community renewal' (author Rachel Woods) recently published by Grove Books within their spirituality series, offers more on the theological basis to both Parable Garden's as well as other initiatives for example led by church and community leaders and chaplains. Read more...

We offer practical help, project facilitation and resources to churches interested in making creative use of their gardens and outdoor areas, including churchyards with their congregation, local schools and wider community areas for: 

  • Parable Prayer Gardens Read more....
  • Reflective gardening activities for all age groups to explore Jesus's teaching on the Kingdom of God
  • Local schools for example parable and tree of life-themed project work exploring Christian distinctiveness, character education and spirituality Read more...
  • Quiet days for adults with your church or community group on seasonal and parable themes, tailored to suit your needs. Read more...