Gardens & Health

Our Gardens and Health Programme raises awareness of the physical and mental health benefits of gardens and gardening for everyone. Celebrated in May each year with a dedicated Gardens and Health Week (4-12 May in 2024), we work to promote gardens and health throughout the year, linking service users from our beneficiaries with free garden visits and funding garden and health projects.

For more information on applying for funding click here

New research shows the benefits of getting out into a garden this winter

A new report published by the National Garden Scheme, confirms the important health benefits that visiting a garden in the darkest days of winter can provide. With research conducted across National Garden Scheme gardens that open in both the winter and the summer, our survey respondents felt that winter is the perfect time to observe the emergence of new growth, be surrounded by nature and to enjoy a sense of hope as spring returns.

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