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"Gardening will flourish because youth finds it appealing"

According to Alan Titchmarsh, gardening will flourish because the youth find it appealing. Alan Titchmarsh has expressed his delight at the revelation that there are now more green-fingered young Britons than ever before, as they regard plant cultivation as “sexy.”

The 72-year-old TV host is overjoyed because the majority of the three million “lockdown gardeners” that have sprouted up are young people. He was addressing at the introduction of a survey that found that 40% of 25 to 34-year-olds in the UK have either started gardening or increased their gardening since Covid struck.

“The entire environmental approach is one in which we can enthuse the young,” the former Gardeners’ World host told companies. “It’s fantastic that 40 percent more people have become involved in horticulture, or growing things, in the last three months of Covid.

“Houseplants have regained their allure. It was in the 1970s. “They had fallen out of favor.” There are now rooms in student buildings that feel like you’re going through a forest. Let’s make the most of it.”

According to other recent research, 83 percent of 18 to 34-year-olds consider working with plants to be “cool.” A garden center is preferred by 54% of those polled over a nightclub. According to the study, the UK ornamental horticulture industry could grow to £42 billion in value and support 760,000 employment by 2030, thanks to the enthusiasm of young Britons.

Alan, who wants gardening to be taught in every primary school, pointed out that only a decade ago, David Cameron had lumped gardening in with litter-picking as a punishable community service activity. “I did get a formal apology [from Cameron], and he hasn’t spoken anything about it since,” he claimed.

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