30 April 2019
Whether you are green-fingered or just getting started, gardening is one of the most enjoyable and beneficial activities we can do as we age. The benefits are seemingly endless, from the physical; building up strength, mobility and flexibility, breathing in fresh air; and the mental health benefits of relaxation and wellbeing from being outdoors in nature, seeing new life unfurl across the seasons.
This week is National Gardening Week, the country’s biggest celebration of gardening. For those that receive live-in care at home, they are able to continue to enjoy their gardens with the support of their care worker. If gardening is getting a little bit harder due to health or age, there are a few points to consider that could help make this more manageable while continuing to enjoy gardening as we get older..
If you don’t have a garden where you are, think about some houseplants that you can care for indoors, or some herbs on your kitchen windowsill. If you have visitors to your garden keep a pair of binoculars handy to spot birds or insects and see if you can identify them.
Spending time in a glorious garden is always rewarding so lookout for open gardens near you this spring, to appreciate other gardeners’ work. Some of our favourites in West Sussex:
Enjoy your gardening 🙂
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