Do you like to potter in the garden?
Gardening is well known for it’s health benefits including stress relief, alleviating depression and it’s overall therapeutic ability to support positive mental health generally. As gardening involves so many of our critical functions, more and more research is finding it to be the single biggest risk reduction for dementia. Helping us to break up the pattern of too much sitting, gardening is also a great way to support heart health and stroke risk by getting us up and out and as it is an outdoor activity, we’re also able to soak up more of that much needed vitamin D to reduce the risk of heart disease and osteoporis amongst other things.
Our gardening club gives you the opportunity to ‘potter’ during your working day, to find some relaxation time and reap the health benefits of maintaining our outdoor planters, located between Mulberry place and Anchorage House. Just sign out our little gardening kit from reception and enjoy the experience of watering weeding and pruning to you hearts content!
You’ll be able to meet other like minded ‘horticulturists’ which also gives great social benefits. Just remember to sign the record book to tell others when you last watered etc.
Don’t foget, you can also eat what is produced from our veg and herb planters, as well as all of those yummy strawberries that will make a wonderful healthy afternoon treat for when you’re back at your desk.
This session is made possible by Galliford Try, our considerate constructors.
Sign up at Anchorage House reception via firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquiries at email@example.com
Venue: Planter boxes located between Mulberry Place and Anchorage House
Date: Monday / Wednesday / Friday