Here at Evergreen Cheshire we love gardening, being outside and watching flowers, plants and trees bloom. A week-long event every June; find out more about the link between gardening and mental health in our ‘National Growing For Wellbeing Week’ blog…
What Is Wellbeing And Why Is It Important?
Well-being is the state of being comfortable, healthy and happy. In a world where our lives are so technology-orientated and social media-heavy, it’s important to take a break, allow some time to surround yourself with nature and breath in some fresh air.
National Growing For Wellbeing Week 2019
National Growing for Wellbeing Week is a celebration of the magic that growing your own plants and produce can do for your well-being, both physically and mentally.
Roughly one in four people in the UK will experience mental ill health each year. There’s strong evidence highlighting the health benefits of gardening and GYO in particular, including improved confidence, communication and concentration; which is the aim of this week-long event started by lifeatno27.
Surrounding yourself with plants, and gardening, can improve your mental health, enable better physical health, provide an opportunity to connect with others (helping to combat loneliness), acquire new skills and is an excuse to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.
Health Benefits Of Plants And Gardening
Working on your garden not only makes it look good, it’ll make you feel great! You’ll get fresh air, vitamin D and exercise. You’ll also stimulate all of your senses; sight, smell, touch, sound and even taste. Many people say that gardening and growing plants helps them to feel relaxed and happy, and studies even show that your chance of dementia could be reduced too!
Colourful flowers are proven to boost your mood. In psychology, the colour green is said to represent tranquillity, balance, growth, hope, safety, renewal… even immortality; so we say the more greenery the better!
Evergreen Cheshire Gardening Services
Whether it’s garden design, landscaping, maintenance, outdoor rooms and kitchens, decking, paving, turfing, patio, ponds and water features, garden lighting, fencing, walling, brickwork or driveways; did you know we offer planting schemes if you’re not sure what you want or how to achieve it? If you struggle to keep on top of your outdoor space, we can also provide weekly/bi-weekly garden maintenance too.
If you’ve not naturally got green-fingers, lack confidence, inspiration or time in the garden; contact us today! We can do all the hard-work so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your new and improved outdoor living space without having to lift a finger – whilst still experiencing the health benefits.
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