Wellbeing in gardening

Nature is good for you - there's plenty of evidence to prove it.

Nature restores attention and mental energy by alleviating mental fatigue and stress. It has a positive emotional impact, increasing serotonin, reducing cortisol and helping improve mood. Many studies have shown time in nature is vital to our sense of wellbeing. 

That's why wellbeing is at the centre of the Superbloom Schools project. Our resources aim to equip and empower teachers to use plants and gardening to enhance teaching and support the wellbeing of their students for years to come.  

Join us in planting your own school Superbloom.

GARDENING IS A POWERFUL WAY TO IMPROVE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH. ITS THERAPEUTIC QUALITIES CAN HELP PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES, PROVIDING LIFE-LONG BENEFITS.

Damien Newman, Training, Education and Consultancy Manager, Thrive

The benefits of gardening for wellbeing

In this video presentation, Thrive presents an introduction on why gardening in schools is a positive addition to school life. Find out how plants provide learning and wellbeing and how you can develop a wellbeing garden in your school.

School gardening for wellbeing presentation(.pdf)

About Thrive

Thrive has been using social therapeutic horticulture and gardening to change people's lives since 1979. They have shared their knowledge and expertise on wellbeing in gardening with us to deliver the Superbloom Schools project.

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