We gardeners know that gardening is therapeutic. It isn’t news to us. Gardens have always been places where you can reconnect with nature in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Gardens are stress reducing.
And as gardeners it comes as no surprise to us when the actual process of gardening is recognized for its healing quality.
Just recently BBC news presented a slide show of pictures called Seeds of Recovery. It’s all about the Headley Court Rehabilitation Centre in Surrey that has started a gardening therapy project for recovering servicemen.
They have a green house, and gardening facilities where injured and recovering soldiers can feel the therapeutic benefits of tending plants and getting their hands into the soil.
Here it is: Seeds of Recovery