Gardens can enhance your wellbeing, but why? Covering design, plants, and the act of gardening, this book uniquely explains why green spaces are good for you and shows how to use that knowledge to optimize your outdoor space. The plants you grow and your garden layout can induce relaxation, boost your cardio system, and enhance mood. A well-planned space will neutralize pollution, mask noise, and reduce household energy and water consumption. And gardening itself can improve flexibility and fitness, counteract nature deficiency order, and promote happiness. Award-winning garden designer Matthew Keightley and RHS scientist Alistair Griffiths pool their expertise to write an inspiring practical book brimming with ideas supported by the latest scientific research on gardens and wellbeing. The case for choosing your garden plants carefully and looking at your garden layout has never been stronger. Do it for you, your family, and the planet!



ISBN: 9780241386729
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 6 Feb 2020
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 24.1(H) x 20.2(L) x 2.4(W)
Weight (gm): 852



RHS Your Wellbeing Garden helps break down each element of how to build a healing, nourishing garden and sustainable garden to allow people to revel in nature while having the environment's best interests at heart * Coast *


Author Biography

Professor Alistair Griffiths Professor Griffiths is at the forefront of world research on wellbeing through gardens and gardening. He is Director of Science at the RHS Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning, where he is overseeing the installation of the health and wellbeing themed garden. Matthew Keightley Matthew is an accomplished Chelsea medal-winning garden designer with a reputation as one of the UK's most exciting garden designers.
RHS Your Wellbeing Garden: How to Make Your Garden Good for You - Science, Design, Practice

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