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mindfulness in the garden

A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness in the Garden

Mindfulness is the mental state of being calmly and consciously aware of what is happening in our body and mind, as well as in our surrounding area. Stemming from ancient Buddhist traditions and practices; increased mindfulness can help us improve our mental clarity, concentration, emotional flexibility, empathy and tolerance whilst also reducing stress and rumination. (more…)

Gardening Tips for the Older Generation

Gardening is one of life’s simple pleasures, and it’s a great activity for people of all ages. Now that over half the world’s population live in cities, gardening is a great way to reconnect with nature. Recent studies have also found that it’s a great form of exercise, and can even burn more calories than a gym session. (more…)


Why Gardening is Great For Your Mental Health and Wellbeing

The verdict is in: gardening is beneficial for mental health and wellbeing. Studies have found that the mental health benefits of gardening are extensive. Not only can regular gardening reduce mental health problems like depression and anxiety, but it can also reduce stress and combat high blood pressure, as well as improving overall physical fitness. So what is it about pulling up weeds, pruning unruly shrubs and tending to seedlings that makes us feel so good? (more…)