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Gardens & Health

Gardens and Health Week 2021: Gardens are good for you

The National Garden Scheme is marking its annual  Gardens and Health Week this 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.” 

Sharing her sanctuary

For Christine Lane, who lives with Parkinson’s, opening her garden for the National Garden Scheme is helping her focus on what she can do, rather than the things she can’t. The result is a beautiful sanctuary that makes Christine – and the people who visit – feel better

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