Gardening is a much loved past-time of many. Whether you are a home gardener, a community gardener or a visitor, a garden can be a source of exercise, relaxation and enjoyment.
It’s no secret that most people enjoy being outdoors and digging in the soil, planting and watching plants grow. Recent studies have also shown that people with disabilities, people who are unwell, older people and children can find it especially rewarding to spend time in the garden tending plants and growing their own food.
With a little planning, garden beds, equipment and tools can be modified to make gardening accessible for children, older people and people with disabilities.
If you’re new to gardening then there are lots of great ways to start getting involved in gardening: