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Help us make the UK a greener and more beautiful place

Why take action?

Benefits for your community

  • Pride of place: public spaces improved by the people that use them allows a sense of ownership and shared learning – for lasting benefit
  • Greener surrounds: more gardens means a cleaner and greener place to live and visit (91.5% of recently surveyed Britain in Bloom and RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood groups listed this as a key benefit to taking part)
  • A healthier environment: attracting wildlife with plants could help to boost local biodiversity and tackle air pollution

  • Transformation: community gardens can regenerate run-down areas and boost the local economy
  • Safer streets: cleaner, greener environments have been linked to lower crime rates and reduced anti-social behaviour
  • Healthier communities: local food growing can help people make better eating choices, while green exercise is linked to better mental and physical health

Benefits for you

  • Less stress: ‘green exercise’ like gardening can help reduce anxiety levels and improve mental wellbeing 
  • Get moving: gardening is a great form of aerobic exercise and could help boost your strength, stamina and flexibility
  • Better connections: by growing with others you could meet new people and form stronger local networks
  • New skills: gain new knowledge, such as how to grow fresh tasty food, how to support wildlife, how to improve the local environment and more
  • Discover: take the chance to explore new areas of your community and improve them while you’re at it


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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.