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National Gardening Day

As April blooms into its full glory, we eagerly anticipate the arrival of National Gardening Day on April 14th, a day dedicated to honouring the transformative power of gardening. Beyond the beauty of blossoms and the bounty of harvests, gardening offers a myriad of benefits for our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. Join us at Riverside Plants as we delve into the profound positives of gardening and how it nurtures both people and planet.

Gardening isn’t just about cultivating plants; it’s about cultivating wellness. Numerous studies have shown that spending time in green spaces can have a profound impact on our mental health, reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. Whether we’re planting seeds, pruning bushes, or simply soaking in the sights and scents of the garden, the healing touch of greenery offers solace and sanctuary in an increasingly hectic world.

Beyond its mental health benefits, gardening also promotes physical wellbeing. Digging, planting, and weeding provide a gentle form of exercise that can improve cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility. Plus, the fruits (and vegetables) of our labour offer a bounty of nutritious rewards, encouraging healthier eating habits and supporting overall wellness.

In today’s digital age, many of us are starved for connection—to each other and to the natural world. Gardening provides a bridge, reconnecting us with the rhythms of nature and fostering a deeper appreciation for the environment. As we cultivate our gardens, we become stewards of the earth, nurturing biodiversity, and supporting local ecosystems.

Gardening has long been recognised as a form of therapy, offering a therapeutic outlet for stress relief, self-expression, and emotional healing. Whether we’re channelling our creativity into garden designs, finding solace in the repetitive tasks of caring for plants, or simply enjoying the sensory delights of the garden, gardening provides a safe space for reflection and rejuvenation.

Gardening has a unique ability to bring people together, fostering a sense of community and belonging. Whether it’s swapping seeds with neighbours, participating in community garden projects, or attending gardening workshops and events, the gardening community is built on a foundation of collaboration and camaraderie.

As we celebrate National Gardening Day on April 14th, let’s take a moment to honour the profound positives of gardening and the ways in which it enriches our lives.

So, grab your trowel, roll up your sleeves, and join us in celebrating National Gardening Day—and the boundless joys of gardening. Pop down to our Shadwell or Linton sites to stock up on all things gardening!



Our current opening hours at Shadwell
Monday to Saturday
10am – 4pm


Our current opening hours at Linton
Monday to Saturday 10am – 4.30pm
Sunday (from 19th March) 10am – 4pm

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