Squire’s Garden Centres' survey

UK: Why gardening is a lifesaver in lockdown

Squire’s Garden Centres recently ran a survey in which 93% of people said that gardening was a “lifesaver” during lockdown in spring. With the second national lockdown in place, getting out in the garden is going to be just as important to people’s mental health and wellbeing this time around.

Gardening is good for the mind, body and soul. It gets you outside in the fresh air, it’s great exercise, and improving the look of your garden will definitely cheer you up. Gardening is also a fantastic way to relax and de-stress. 78% of people questioned in Squire’s survey said that gardening gave them a sense of achievement, 75% felt calm and relaxed, and 66% said gardening makes them feel happy.

“Following the latest government announcement of the new national restrictions, our garden centres and Food Halls, along with other retailers providing essential goods and services can remain open. We are delighted that the government recognises the benefits of gardening in supporting physical and mental wellbeing. So whether you need help with your gardening projects, want to attract more wildlife in your garden, brighten up your pots with some lovely autumn colour, or need food for your pets, then Squire’s Garden Centres are here for you 7 days a week with free parking. Our number one priority is the safety of our teams and customers and we will continue to operate with our strict Covid-19 secure measures.”

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