The numerous mental health benefits of gardening have long been proven. But aside from the calming effect of tending your garden and growing your plants, there are specific plants that can boost your mental health because of their natural components. If you’re someone who’s looking for a way to ease your anxiety or boost your… Read More Best Indoor Plants for Your Mental Health
This week is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 2021 and this years theme is #ConnectWithNature given that Gardening Love is all about the mental health benefits of nature and ecotherapy, I’m thrilled to be able to post on this topic in support of the Mental Health Foundation. Definition of Well-being Well-being is often defined as the state of being… Read More Well-Being and Ecotherapy. How To Connect With Nature.
Ecotherapy: The basics Ecotherapy is the experience of healing through a connection with the earth and nature. There are other terms and words used to describe healing with nature. Green therapy, forest bathing—also known as shinrin-yoku in Japan. Ecopsychology, and nature therapy all use the same principles of interacting and connecting with nature as a means… Read More What Is Ecotherapy? How do you use it?
Turn your junk into garden treasure As you all know, there are many garden planters on the market. Containers of all shapes and sizes, something for all gardens big and small. A variety of different materials and colours to turn your outdoor space into plant pot heaven. Lately more people are starting to upcycle unwanted… Read More Garden planter ideas. How to upcycle in the garden.
Small garden ideas for limited space If you need some ideas for your small garden space, then. You have come to the right place! There are so many misconceptions about gardening. One being that you need a large space for gardening. However that is just not true. Even with limited space you can still… Read More Small garden ideas. You don’t need a garden to garden.
Mental Health Awareness: Blog Post Roundup Here at gardening love, I like to promote mental health awareness and encourage people to start the conversation. So I decided to kick the week off with a mental health roundup post! This week I will be focusing on the topic of my posts on mental health issues to… Read More Mental Health Roundup: Encouraging Mental Health Discussion.
Children’s Spring nature hunt Spring is upon us and as always it’s a great time of year to head outside with the little ones. What better way to embrace to new season then with a springtime scavenger hunt. Going for a walk to the park or along the local footpaths in your area is a… Read More Springtime scavenger hunt
The power of nature When we stop to notice nature, we gain so much. These inspiring nature quotes encourage us to slow down and appreciate the world around us has a great impact on our outlook. For me, nature is not just something pretty to look at, but it is an energy which draws me… Read More Inspiring nature quotes
Gardening benefits everyone Gardening benefits the mind, body and soul yet it still gets a bit of a wrap for being one of those activities which only suits a certain type of person. It does carry a stereotype with it. Although gardening has become more popular over the past few years, with more television coverage… Read More 5 ways gardening is underrated.
Crafting With Nature Finding activities to keep the children entertained in the half term can be hard work ! Hopefully this nature crafts post will give you lots of inspiration and help keep your children happy and help you spend some quality time together. As always at Gardening Love, I love to talk nature, and… Read More Half term nature craft activities for children