WEBINAR – Gardens for health and wellbeing

This webinar was delivered by Professor Alistair Griffiths, Director of Science and Collections at the Royal Horticultural Society.

Listen in to learn more about the key evidence regarding the health benefits offered by gardens and gardening. Over 30% of land in urban areas in Great Britain is covered by private gardens and 87% of people have access to a garden, meaning these spaces have huge potential to benefit physical, social and mental health and wellbeing through a range of pathways, of which gardening is just one.

Alistair discusses examples from the Royal Horticultural Society – such as recent community and therapeutic gardening projects – and highlights the implications of the research for different sectors including urban planning and public health.

Recorded: 7 August 2020
Speaker: Professor Alistair Griffiths, Director of Science and Collections, Royal Horticultural Society
Host: Ben Wheeler, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, United Kingdom
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