Gardens and Health Week 2021: Gardens are good for you

The National Garden Scheme marked its annual  Gardens & Health Week in May with the launch of comprehensive proof that gardens are good for you. Our  interactive, digital booklet  entitled  The Little Yellow Book of Gardens and Health  is packed with  stories and  case studies from garden owners, garden visitors  and beneficiaries  who have found solace and  improved health and  wellbeing by immersing themselves  in  nature.

In her foreword, National Garden Scheme Ambassador, Rachel de  Thame  says: “In a year like no other the confinement, the anxiety and, in some cases, real tragedy has shown just how important gardens are to everyone’s physical health and mental wellbeing.”

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The power of gardens to do good

At our annual lecture prominent psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Sue Stuart-Smith (pictured) reflected on the global pandemic and shared how gardening became fundamentally a hopeful act for millions in lockdown. But the power of gardens and gardening to do good is nothing new says Sue…………

New garden virtual reality is taking away the pain

The National Garden Scheme, in collaboration with Hospice UK and ReScape, is trialling an exciting new garden reality with technology that can significantly reduce anxiety and pain in patients.

Report: Gardens and Coronavirus

Our report illustrates the vital role that gardens and outdoor spaces played – and continue to play – in the physical and mental health and wellbeing of the nation during lockdown. The report confirms that the power of gardens to do good has never been more important.