A Silent Space at Dyrham Park
You're invited to switch off and relax with us every day of the week, but we've earmarked a new 'Silent Space' for Monday afternoons.
Dyrham Park is one of several National Trust properties embracing new Silent Spaces - encouraging people to switch off and truly relax.
Dyrham's Silent Space is on the green plateau in the lost terraces, a wooded area opened up for the first time in 2015 and providing a crucial link between the park and garden.
Every Monday from 12-3pm
The pop up Silent Space will run between 12noon and 3pm on a Monday until October, with a sign placed in the area to let people know what is happening, a bit like the quiet coach on trains.
A spokesman for Silent Space said: "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 temporarily reserved for silent visiting. It usually runs for just a few hours a week."
A simple solution
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. The spokesman added: "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."
Just a few miles south of Dyrham Park in Bath, another local National Trust place - Prior Park - is also taking part in the initiative. Their Silent Space is situated at the top of the garden and will take place on Thursdays 12-3pm throughout the summer. More information on the Prior Park website.
Pippa Churcher, Outdoors Officer at Dyrham Park, said: "We're pleased to be able to join other places in embracing some extra quiet time here at Dyrham Park. It is a chance for visitors to engage in a garden in a new way and to notice what is around them and for us to provide an antidote to people’s hectic lifestyles."
More information on the Silent Space website.