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Gardening for Good Health

Gardeners often express to us the benefits they experience when they are connecting with their gardens and engaging with nature. Gardens and parks can be our go-to place when we need perking up.

Community gardeners June and Colin James have shared with us how gardens have helped them deal with depression in the video below. While June and Colin have found relief from mental health, other gardeners have experienced a sense of accomplishment, hope and improved physical health from spending time in a garden.

Community Greening is working on a digital project called ‘Gardening for Good Health’ and we would love your contribution. We welcome you to share how you have experienced benefits for your body, mind, personal growth and community connection through gardening.

Gardening and mental health

We would love your input!


‘Tell us how you have experienced the benefits of gardening’ in 30 words or less, considering your mind, body, your personal growth and how a garden has helped you connect with your community. There is no limit to the number of submissions, and we would be happy if you spoke with us and we work with you on your submission. Contact a Community Greening staff member of you would like our assistance.

To show our appreciation, all participants will be placed in a draw with an opportunity to win a prize. Your contribution may also be featured on Gardening for Good Health digital and upcoming newsletters.

Your entry can be anonymous if you desire. Entries can be sent to community.greening@bgcp.nsw.gov.au by 30th September 2020.

Remember if you or anyone you know needs help call Lifeline Crisis Supporters 13 11 14




Here you will find some quotes from entrants about Gardening for Good Health. 

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Here you will find videos of community gardeners sharing how gardening has been beneficial in their lives 

Gardening for personal growth

Gardening and building communities

Gardening and physical health