Thomas Ramey Watson

Access to nature contributes to wellbeing

Countless studies have shown that children show significant psychological and physiological effects in terms of their health and well-being when they interact w ith

plants.

They demonstrate that children function better cognitively and emotionally in green environments and have more creative play

in green areas.

A large public health report that investigated the association between green spaces and mental health concluded that “access to nature can significantly contribute to our mental capital and wellbeing”.

One report concluded with the following: “safe, green spaces may be as effective as prescription drugs in treating some forms of mental illnesses”.

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As a longtime g

ardener, I believe it.

I h ave never been

able to stay in a place without gardens and the ability to garden for long.

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