Gardening for health and wellbeing

How gardens boost your mental and physical health

Gardens and gardening can make us feel happier - that's a fact. The best part is that anyone, no matter where you are, can enjoy the joy of gardening. Here's how to get started with gardening and some stories from people whose lives got even better because of it.

See how gardening has transformed lives

Gardening has come to the rescue for many people confronted by all sorts of challenges – here are some of their stories.

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The healing power of gardens

From show garden to NHS garden

RHS and NHS join forces to relocate a Chelsea show garden to an NHS mental health hospital, helping dozens of patients and staff


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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.