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Gardening to support diabetes

It is estimated that more than 5 million people in the UK are living with some form of diabetes. We look at the many ways gardening can help support health and wellbeing.

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Autumn wellbeing calendar

Autumn wellbeing calendar of activities

Enjoy all that gardening and nature have to offer for health and wellbeing this autumn with help from our calendar of activities.

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Create your own autumn treasure hunt

An autumn treasure hunt is a brilliant excuse to get outdoors. Here we show you how to put one together, whether you're exploring the garden, park or local woods.

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How gardening can make you feel part of a community

Gardening doesn’t have to be a solo activity. Sharing tips with others or joining gardening groups brings the joy of being part of a community.

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Fi's story - Gardening with visual impairment

Fi experienced sudden visual impairment three years ago. She has now found many ways to adapt how she gardens to keep getting enjoyment from it.

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Gardening as occupation

Gardening can give us meaning and purpose. Horticultural therapist Ed Bowring explores gardening as occupation and how to achieve a sense of flow.

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