How gardening can improve mental health

gardening mental health hampshireWhether you’re feeling depressed, or just a little anxious, getting out in the garden can make a world of difference for you.

A survey of 289 gardeners conducted by The Conversation found that gardening improved self-esteem and reduced feelings of tension, depression and anger. By becoming more ‘present’ and being in the moment, you can calm your anxious mind. Toiling in the garden can also allow you to become more aware of your senses, which can be very restorative.

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