Gardening as therapy
From boosting your mood to helping your dexterity, gardening is good for you. Kathryn Rossiter, from the gardening health charity Thrive, explains all
BBC Gardeners' World Magazine podcast - Episode 3
Whether it’s improving your physical health, or helping your mental well-being, gardening is good for you. Kathryn Rossiter, chief executive of the garden health charity Thrive, shares why doing just a little in the garden can help a lot in so many ways. Plus she explains why social and therapeutic horticulture programmes are vital in helping people from all walks of life as they battle wide and varied health conditions. We also chat to Imogen, who’s been helped by Thrive, to hear first-hand how gardening has changed her life for the better.
Listen to this conversation between Kathryn and Kevin Smith, deputy editor of BBC Gardeners' World Magazine from Thursday 10 December, 2020:
Find out more
- Thrive, the gardening for health charity
- Maggie’s, a charity providing free support to anyone with cancer and their families
- Horatio’s Garden, a charity that creates and cares for accessible gardens in NHS spinal injury centres
- Watch a video of Imogen at Thrive
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