This week in the UK it is National Allotment Week, and to celebrate we'll be bringing you articles with facts on how to look after your allotment and why you should own one if you don't already! To start off this week, here are a few facts about the happiness of gardeners - with proof that getting outside and dirty can spruce up your lifestyle!
In a poll taken by Gardener's World, it was discovered that of the 1,500 people who were tested, a massive 93% stated that gardening improves their mood highly! A combination of the fresh air and the satisfaction of achieving a noticeable result, such as a beautiful garden, growing your own vegetables or noticing flowers springing up all over the flower bed, there is no doubting that gardening causes a natural high!
The poll also showed that 80% of gardeners felt satisfied with their lives, compared to the 67% of non-gardeners - proof that perhaps opening an allotment or fixing up your garden will enable you enjoy a new aspect of life and take the strain off others, such as work!
For more interesting facts about the world of gardening, stay tuned! Or you can check out the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners, for ways to get involved this week.