Improving The Nation’s Health Through Gardening

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A growing body of research suggests that gardening is good for both physical and mental health.

Pilot schemes for GPs to prescribe gardening are under way, while school gardening projects have been set up to give children a peaceful space to relax in.

There are also community garden schemes where patients at GP practices work together to grow food, while studies have shown that exposure to gardens can have a calming effect in dementia.

Read more at the BBC


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