Gardening is good for you

RHS gardening and wellbeing infographic

It's National Gardening Week and it's timely the RHS have published the results of a recent study they conducted with Sheffield University on gardening and wellbeing. The results and the infographic above speak for themselves.

To quote one of the researchers - the RHS's Alistair Griffiths - on Twitter:

"The more 'doses' of gardening you get, the better your wellbeing :) " I hope those who discovered gardening as a great stress buster during Lockdown are motivated to continue - I've always said 'Gardening is the answer'.

You can read the full published paper here.

Happy gardening!


  1. Nothing new really. I've known for years as no doubt you have VP that gardening is good for both body and soul 😄

    1. Yes indeed Anna, but I'm always happy to report when science backs up what we know already :)

  2. I think most outdoor passions are good for you; gardening, bird watching, rambling. And I suspect it's the intensity of our interest and not of the exercise that's most important to wellbeing.

    1. I think it's both Mark - physical and mental health are intertwined in my view.


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