Flower power: Gardening can have a positive impact on your mental health


We've been promised sun so it feels like summer has truly arrived and we couldn’t be happier about it.

It’s time to take advantage of the good weather and get back out into the garden.

Researchers have discovered that gardening actually has a positive impact on our mental health. Outdoor projects can help lighten our moods and make us feel happier.


According to one study, 86 percent of people felt happier after a gardening project. Gardening can also help soothe you, making it a great way to relieve stress.

The care-free hobby can help you feel better after a stressful day at work. You can forget about all of your worries for a few hours and escape the realities of everyday life.

The peacefulness also helps people relax. Being outside in the sunshine and in a quiet place also works as a stress reliever.

With the good weather for the week, it’s time to take advantage of the rain-free days. Forecasters say we will experience high temperatures and plenty of sunshine, so get outside and spend some time in the garden.