Gardening & Mental Health
“The research has been done and it is true that it’s good for the human mind to be able to live and experience in really natural situations.” Edward Wilson, Biologist
There's growing evidence* to suggest gardening can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. Not only can gardens be relaxing, but our efforts in the garden can result in a confidence boost through a sense of achievement.
There is also evidence that looking and spending time in green spaces can give mental health a boost and act as a method of relaxation and to de-stress.
We provide a place for people with mental health issues and learning disabilities to attend the nursery, developing skills and confidence to gain employment, volunteer and make positive steps towards improving their wellbeing.
*Thompson R. Gardening for health: a regular dose of gardening.