Green Thoughts: ‘Incredible Peace’

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Just being in a garden gives me incredible peace, like being in a foreign cathedral on a hot afternoon, when there’s nobody around, only the sun beaming from high above, lighting up motes of dust. Somewhere I can gather all my thoughts and deal with them, slowly and quietly, one at a time.

—Helen Dillon in The Roots of My Obsession: 30 Great Gardeners Reveal Why They Garden (Timber Press, 2013)

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