Ahead of National Gardening Week, a recent survey carried out by the Crop Protection Association’s Common Sense Gardening Group confirmed that the UK really is a nation of gardeners, with over 85% of people surveyed engaged in gardening in some way. 75% of households carry out gardening activity at least monthly through the season – either planting, pruning, fertilising or weeding.
Importantly, 85% of those that perform some form of gardening activity do so because they recognise it’s good for their physical and mental wellbeing.
Ben Shapiro, Chairman of the Crop Protection Association’s Common Sense Gardening Group said “We are indeed a nation of gardeners. Whilst this includes those who simply tend to a potted outdoor plant or mow their lawn, over 75% of us are quite actively engaged in our outdoor spaces through the season. Our survey has also confirmed what we know about gardening’s positive contribution to our mental and physical well-being”
The Survey was conducted in 2021, by Fly Research, a member of MRS and ESOMAR. It involved 2196 respondents selected to be representative of the UK population of those over the age of 25.