News and Events

May at Hilfield

Posted on 18 May 2022

Here are some photos of the beautiful May flowers and spring growth here at Hilfield.  The Secret Garden is wonderful in April and May with the array of Rhododendrons, Azaleas and countless more species.

Br Vincent’s work continues

Posted on 1 March 2022


There is further pruning and clearing for ease of access and the benefit of the plants taking place in the Secret Garden.   Pathways are being constructed and hopefully finished soon. 

Br Vincent’s snowdrops are looking fantastic and we’ve planted more daffodils.  We’ve cleared the brambles at the top of the Secret Garden, and planted more grass seeds, summer snowflakes and alliums.

A sign of early spring

Posted on 22 February 2022

Community member Kerri took the photo above of rogue crocuses in the middle of Douglas House lawn.

Below are crocuses in The Avenue with Juniper House in the background.  

There are also snowdrops in abundance and Daffodils ready to flower.

100 Oaks for 100 Years

Posted on 14 January 2022

In December people came from far and wide to plant oak saplings.  They celebrated the Eucharist in the marquee, enjoyed a tasty lunch, listened to music, blesssed the oak leaf stone carving created by Community Member Lindy, and listen to tales of Hilfield.

Hilfield Community Members at COP 26

Posted on 15 November 2021

Two of the community were in Glasgow last week at COP along and with many other friends spoke up for the urgency of the Climate Crisis and the urgent need for action.
Jonathan is praying and protesting with Christian Climate Action and Clark is praying and lobbying with Franciscans International.  We are immensely proud of their witness.

Boardwalks completed in Hermits Wood

Posted on 15 November 2021

Great excitement today as work is completed on the new boardwalks in Hermits Wood.  Remember to check them out next time you visit.

Our first brown calf

Posted on 15 November 2021

Our first ever beautiful brown calf was born in October.

Effects of climate chaos

Posted on 15 November 2021

It feels pertinent that on the eve of COP26 Hilfield had extraordinarily heavy rain that flooded the Wriggle.  There was  enough force to destroy many of our dams built to slow it down leaving scars of bare stones where there had been glorious rich carbon storing mud.
Climate chaos is effecting us now, we need action now!

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