Study shows that Health and well-being will improve if you spend time in the garden

New research suggests that people who have access to a private garden and actively make use of it have better health and well-being than those without a garden. A study by a team of researchers from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom and the Royal Horticultural Society, a U.K. charity, has found that having access to a private garden improves people’s health and well-being if they actively make use of it.

The research, which appears in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning, shines a light on the value of private green space, as well as public green space. It also raises questions about the equity of access to these spaces.


The association between green spaces i.e. open areas of land that have vegetation growing in them, and health benefits is well-documented. For example, a recent meta-analysis in the journal Environmental Research found that “[green space] exposure is associated……….. Continue Reading….

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