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It's no secret that spending time outdoors with nature does great things for our mind and bodies, researchers say that spending just two hours a week outside has been linked to better health and overall wellbeing. The benefits of spending time outside are fantastic and gardening can be a great way of nurturing your mental health and wellbeing, not just your plants.

Gardening is a magnificent way to build confidence and self esteem, learn new skills, expand knowledge of nature and conservation as well as providing the physical benefits of exercise, and If you're growing fruit and veg it provides a healthy, nutritious bounty for yourself, friends and family too.

 If you don't have access to your own outdoor space, how about joining a community garden or allotment -  the added benefit of joining a community can reduce loneliness and isolation while building a sense of community and trust. In fact, you don't even need a garden to enjoy growing and planting, if you only have a balcony or even a windowsill, there are still plenty of ways to enjoy gardening within your space.

We've listed some organisations that offer a wide range of support to those in need, click through the buttons below see some of the wonderful work they are doing to support communities and individuals alike.

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"When life hands you dirt, plant seeds" - Matshona Dhliwayo

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Inspiring Articles


How to start your own compost heap at home

Compost is such a valuable addition to your garden, not only is it bursting with nutrients to help with lawn & plant growth but it also aids depleted soil, giving it a brand new lease of life. Managing a compost heap or bin is easy, excellent for the environment and also helps to reduce unnecessary landfill waste.

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How to build your own bug hotel

Looking for a wholesome activity? Making your own bug hotel couldn't be easier and can be made using lots of items you might have in the garden or shed already! In return for your hard work, the wildlife will have a cosy space to lodge and call their own. 

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Industry insiders: Arundel Castle Gardens 

In this brand new instalment of Industry Insiders, we had the opportunity to explore the incredible gardens at Arundel Castle in West Sussex and got a behind the scenes look at the preparation that goes on during autumn in time for the tulip bonanza in spring! 

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Growing vegetables and plants from seeds

Raising young plants from seed can be very satisfying and is a cost effective way of producing large numbers of bedding and vegetable plants and a wide range of hardy annuals and herbaceous perennials for your garden. 
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Sponsorship projects




Mighty oaks from little acorns grow: We recently donated pots to Tree Action UK to sponsor their latest tree planting project at Warden Park Secondary Academy. Their smashing students repotted some self seeding oaks as part of the project. Well done to all involved!

Green-fingered organisations


Lindengate

Lindengate is a Buckinghamshire-based registered charity that offers specialised gardening activities to help those with mental health needs in their continuing recovery.


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Growing well, Kendal

Growing Well is a farm-based Mental Health charity near Kendal, who provide a safe supportive working environment to nurture mental health recovery. 



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Carry on Gardening

Thrive is a national charity that uses gardening to change lives. We want people with a disability or underlying health issue to start or continue gardening and we believe passionately in the power of gardening to change lives.

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The Therapy Garden

The Therapy Garden is a horticulture and education charity that work with adults and teenagers with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and mental health challenges and offer teenagers interventional education opportunities.
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Greenfingers Charity

Greenfingers is a national charity dedicated to supporting life-limited children who spend time in hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and benefit from.



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Tree Action

Tree Action is a not for profit community interest company that organises tree planting events in schools, colleges, public spaces and on private land to improve the environment, tackle climate change and improve the mental wellbeing of young people through connecting them with nature.
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The Conservation Volunteers

Every day, The Conservation Volunteers works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone. 






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Nature4Health

Nature4Health is project which uses the power of the natural environment to reduce loneliness, social isolation and improve wellbeing.




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Core Landscapes London

Core Landscapes transforms vacant land in deprived urban areas into hubs for community engagement through horticulture, design, workshops, training and events – improving physical health, mental health, wellbeing and community cohesion.



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Sydenham Garden

Sydenham Garden enables people to improve their quality of life, social interaction and physical and mental health in a supportive community environment.






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Veterans' Growth

Veterans’ Growth works with veterans from the tri-services who suffer with mental health issues. The charity aims to provide treatment and support to veterans who are unable to access help and support from the NHS or other charitable organisations, or those for whom existing treatments have been unsuccessful.
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Gardening for Disabled Trust

Gardening for Disabled Trust aims to help people back into gardening in spite of disability. They give out grants so that people can adapt their gardens and make gardening possible.  Their clients say that it can change their lives, enhance their well-being and help them defy their disability.

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