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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…)

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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…)

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close up of hands in gloves with soil and a plant

The Health Benefits of Gardening

Getting out into the garden is not only fun and satisfying, but it can also be great for your health. An hour of gardening every day could replace your daily walk or dreaded trip to the gym – helping you stay fit whilst keeping your garden looking its best. Here we have a look at just a few of the health benefits of gardening. Physical Activity  The NHS advises that all adults aged 19-64 get at least 150 minutes of moderate [...]