Gardens and health

Gardens and health

The amazing, positive effect that gardens can have on health is a point of research and promotion that we are passionate about.

During August we launched our first ever week dedicated to promoting the positive impact gardens can have on health and wellbeing. All of the gardens taking part will open free of charge for a small, private group of people who would not usually get the opportunity to enjoy a garden, or for whom garden visiting is not always possible, either because of health or social reasons.

Gardens and Health Week came from our NGS garden owners, many of them said how much they wanted to get involved more and help with finding ways to utilise gardens to benefit health. We’re excited to launch this inaugural week, the results of which we will be publicising this autumn.”   To read the report commissioned by the National Garden Scheme from The King’s Fund in 2017, follow the link below:

Read the full report here

To enjoy a few videos of the report launch, follow the link below:

Watch videos here

To read our top five benefits of gardening follow the link below:

Read about the benefits here 

If you would like to hear more about our Gardens and Heath activities in 2018 and receive tips on how gardening can help keep you healthy then sign up for our new newsletter.

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