The Benefits

Benefits of Horticulture

Gardening can help everyone, regardless of age or disability and can provide a wealth of opportunities for recovery, therapy, recreation and education. Particular benefits of an active interest in gardening include:

•          Better physical health through exercise and learning how to use or strengthen muscles to improve mobility

•          Improved mental health through a sense of purpose and achievement

•          The opportunity to connect with others – reducing feelings of isolation or exclusion

•          Acquiring new skills to improve employment opportunities

•          Just feeling better for being outside, in touch with nature and the ‘great outdoors.’