• Gardeners are less likely to display signs of depression
  • Poll found 80 per cent of gardeners feel satisfied with their lives 
  • Only 67 per cent of non-gardeners feel the same way

If you’re feeling a little down, don’t reach for a glass of wine – grab your trowel and head to the flowerbeds instead.

A spot of gardening will lift your spirits, a study suggests.

More than 90 per cent of gardeners think it improves their mood, according to a survey for Gardeners’ World magazine. It also found that gardeners are less likely to display signs associated with unhappiness or depression.

The poll of 1,500 adults in the UK found that 80 per cent of gardeners feel satisfied with their lives compared with 67 per cent of non-gardeners.

Gardeners’ World editor Lucy Hall said: ‘We have long suspected it, but our research means we can definitely say gardening makes you happy.’


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2363793/Why-gardening-makes-HAPPIER-It-ward-depression-improve-mood-make-feel-life-worthwhile.html#ixzz2Z5ttQqJy 
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