Get Active with Macmillan Cancer Support

Get Active with Macmillan Cancer Support

We’ve partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support to promote the health and well-being benefits of gardens; both working on your own, and walking through someone else’s.

Small amounts of gardening could help to reduce the side effects of cancer treatment, as well as lowering stress, making you feel healthier and happier.


Sal is a National Garden Scheme volunteer, and opens her wonderful garden for us too. Having been diagnosed with cancer Sal used gardening as a way to remain active whilst undergoing treatment.

Sal in her garden

To find out more about Sal’s story or our joint campaign ‘A blooming good way to get active’, which promotes how gardening could help reduce the effects of cancer treatment, click the button below.

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To get active in a National Garden Scheme garden near you click here to find a garden.

We’re extremely passionate about gardens and their health benefits, and so we’re delighted to work on this project with Macmillan Cancer Support, one of our oldest benefactors. Our President Mary Berry CBE said: “I have long been aware of the therapeutic benefits of gardening and visiting gardens and how being outside in lovely surroundings, in the fresh air, is so good for our wellbeing.”