Why are gardens good for you?

Whether you are a passionate or reluctant gardener, there are lots of reasons why getting out in the garden is good for you.

Health Benefits

Gardening is good for your mental and physical wellbeing <find out more>. It's outdoor exercise as well as the chance to take some time out for yourself, away from the stresses of modern life. According to Very Well Health, on average, people who continue to exercise later in life live up to 2.5 times longer than those who don’t. Gardening is:

  • Stress Relief
  • A physical work out
  • A green diet
  • An immunity booster (direct exposure to light dirt)
  • A mood booster (soil contains natural antidepressants in the form of friendly bacteria)

Social Benefits

Turn the television off and unglue your phone from your hand (although there are some good apps for plant identification that are useful to have on your phone!) Get the whole family involved in the garden, spend time with your partner and catch up properly. Why not invite friends over and spend time in your garden - from weekend BBQs to children’s play dates. You could invest in a chimera or fire pit to extend the amount of time you spend in your garden. Stay out later on chillier evenings and enjoy your garden from May – October not just for the short summer months.