Photograph of Little Cloister fountain surrounded by green leaves, representing the Creation season at Westminster Abbey


Westminster Abbey, founded 1,000 years ago on Thorney Island, has long had a duty to care for and protect nature. Drawing on our ancient roots and Christian faith, this hopeful season of events brings together people from all faiths, and none, reminding us that we are all connected in one living world. Join us in our historic gardens to unearth our personal accountability, inspire communal action, and contribute to the global conversation.

Season highlights

Photograph of women smelling and touching rosemary in College Garden in Westminster Abbey

Enjoy an evening’s entertainment outside this summer, from live storytelling to theatre

Go back to the beginning with a performance of Haydn’s The Creation

Grow your understanding of the historic gardens on a guided tour with Head Gardner Jan Pancheri

Breathe deep during a yoga class in the walled garden

Take the time to notice nature while drawing our historic trees in a guided workshop

Find serenity at a Wednesday Late with sounds of folk music as you explore

Spend time in the fresh air and get creative at one of our themed family days

Connecting with nature

From wherever you are in the world, discover more about College Garden from the Head Gardener or experience a mindful exploration of nature at the Abbey, guided by the Chaplain.

Photograph showing flower bed and herb garden within College Garden

Mindful moments

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A Priest's Perspective

The Reverend Mark Birch shares his view on regularly asked questions about Christianity and Creation, including beliefs about God the Creator, what the Bible teaches Christians about creation and how they respond to scientific explanations of the origins of the world.

Photograph of stone statue of Jesus Christ on the outside of the building of Westminster Abbey

Why is it important for Christians to believe in God as the Creator?

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Photograph of statue of Adam and Eve within Westminster Abbey

Does the Bible tell Christians all they need to know about God’s creation?

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Photograph of the Holy Bible on a wooden lectern within Westminster Abbey

How do Christians respond to the scientific explanations of the origins of the world?

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Eat and shop

Linger a little longer at a floral afternoon tea or buy plant seeds selected by the Head Gardener from the shop, online or in-person.

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