Exploring the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening for older adults

  title={Exploring the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening for older adults},
  author={Theresa L. Scott and Barbara M. Masser and Nancy Ann Pachana},
  journal={Ageing and Society},
  pages={2176 - 2200}
ABSTRACT Research shows that contact with nature plays a vital role in our psychological wellbeing. Domestic gardening is common among older adults who spend more leisure hours gardening than any other age group. Despite this, few studies have systematically explored the significance of domestic gardens in relation to older adults' health and wellbeing. This study examined the perceived therapeutic benefits of gardening, and the effect of ageing in relation to older gardeners' continued… 

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