A collection of published academic studies supporting gardening is a mental health tool - actively engaging the senses, physically engaging the body, mind, body & spirit.
Is gardening associated with greater happiness of urban residents? A multi-activity, dynamic assessment in the Twin-Cities region, USA
Graham Ambrose, Kirti Das Yingling Fan & Anu Ramaswami
Landscaping & Urban Planning, Volume 198, June 2020, 103776
• Household gardening supports high emotional well-being scores across 5 measures.
• The type of gardening (ornamental v. vegetable) is linked to emotional well-being.
• Self-identified, low income and female gardeners are associated with higher emotional well-being.
• Companionship of household gardeners was not significant for emotional well-being.