Silent Space at Hinton Ampner
In a society that never stops, it can be hard to pause, switch off and simply take in your surroundings. Working with Silent Spaces, we want to revisit Ralph’s vision in our gardens so that visitors can appreciate the sound of the wind in the trees or the gentle call of a song bird as part of their relaxation.
Ralph Dutton created a rural idyll at Hinton Ampner where a picture-perfect garden would bring peace and tranquility to all of those who visited. With gently meandering paths and planting schemes of soft and pale colours, Ralph created a soothing space to enjoy and relax in.
We encourage everyone who visits to take moment in our gardens to spend some time in silence and just take in their surroundings, just as Ralph Dutton had intended.
Silent Spaces encourages you to completely switch off; not only your phone but your mind, and take the time to simply sit quietly and reflect.
Our gardens are perfect for a relaxing stroll or to take a seat looking out to the rolling estate. Relish the peace and quiet as you take a silent stroll through the long walk or discover our hidden gem, the dell.
This tucked away ‘secret garden’ is the ideal space for quiet contemplation. Take 5 minutes just to stop and sit or stand quietly in the dell and experience the tranquillity of the garden as envisaged by Ralph Dutton over 50 years ago.