Wildlife gardening for health and wellbeing

Gardening is a pastime which helps keep us fit and healthy in both mind and body. Wildlife gardening also lets us enjoy and connect to nature, bringing with it a host of benefits including a sense of wellbeing and improved mental resilience; a perfect antidote to modern living.

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Quick facts

Tap into the health and wellbeing benefits of wildlife gardening by
  • listening to birdsong
  • letting the sounds of a bubbling fountain or swishing grasses wash over you
  • walking barefoot across a lawn, feeling the sun on your face or running your hands through soft grass
  • taking five minutes to observe a bee or butterfly visit a flower
  • finding a quiet spot in your garden or local green space and concentrate on your breathing
  • sharing your experiences of nature with friends and neighbours

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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.