Gardening has lots of health benefits and is a physical activity that can be enjoyed by older people. There are many activities that tending to and looking after a garden can be enjoyed by older people:
- collecting food and flowers
- being outdoors enjoying all the natural scents, touching plants, listening to the sounds of nature and can bring about reminiscence.
At Abbeyfield, our houses and homes have beautifully maintained gardens and private spaces for residents to enjoy, where they can spend time in nature or curate and grow their own flowers or vegetables.
Also in this section:
Wildlife tips for your garden
Read stories from Abbeyfield
Gardening stories from our residents, houses and homes.