Wander and Ponder

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Elsie Moore designed and created Greyfriars’ Garden as her own escape, a green oasis in the city centre to bring nature in and to escape the hustle and bustle that continues beyond the high walls.

‘Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift’ – Albert Einstein

Elsie Moore designed and created Greyfriars’ Garden as her own escape, a green oasis in the city centre to bring nature in and to escape the hustle and bustle that continues beyond the high walls.

We so readily busy ourselves and our minds, particularly in the business of the city centre with its many distractions – and when we do escape we rarely take time to properly look at the wonder of nature and to relax ourselves.

Shinrin-Yoku is the Japanese art of Nature Therapy, created in the 1980’s it is the practice of mindfulness exercises done in natural spaces, typically forests. The original practice promotes health benefits and relaxation.

As our garden was created as a quiet haven behind Greyfriars we want to offer the opportunity to join a simple and short trail of practices inspired by mindfulness which lead you around the garden and allow you the opportunity to contemplate, decrease stress, and stimulate your senses in the natural environment.

The trail will be available throughout the day.  The trail can take as little as 30 mins but we welcome you to take as long as you wish.  Lunchtime drop-ins are very welcome. No charge for the trail.