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Hedge Planting

Sunday 4th March
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

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Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

Sunday 18th March
Saintfield Estate, Saintfield
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The Rivers Trust Spring Conference 2018

Wednesday 21st March
Iveagh House, Saint Stephen’s Green, Dublin
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Gardens and well–being… 3 February 2017

A project aims to investigate the social case for gardens and what impact they have on health and well–being (via BBC News)

 

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There is growing evidence for the environmental and health benefits of gardens and gardening.

Access to green spaces has been linked to reduced depression, anxiety and stress, as well as physical benefits.

Researchers at the University of Sheffield want to compile evidence on the therapeutic effects of gardens from the public.

“There’s increasing evidence that access to green space in nature can provide a range of benefits in mental health, physical health and social cohesion,” said Lauriane Suyin Chalmin–Pui, a PhD student at the University of Sheffield.

“But most of that evidence is centred around public green spaces rather than private gardens. That’s the gap in knowledge – the contributions private gardens make to the health and well–being agenda. “

As part of the research, gardeners and non–gardeners are being asked to complete a survey.

The aim is to investigate the benefits of having a front garden filled with plants compared with one without any.

Nearly one in four front gardens in the UK is completely paved over.


Read more via BBC News…