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'