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Polytunnel gardening can improve mental and physical health

Wellness Polytunnel Kits

Every care home, community centre and health care service in the UK can benefit from a polytunnel. Research has consistently shown that a sustained and active interest in gardening helps to improve physical and mental wellbeing. 

Time spent in outdoor spaces, particularly when working together with other people towards a shared objective, can help to lessen loneliness. Taking part in communal gardening activities will help people develop stronger social networks, boosting their self-esteem and reducing the risk of depression. 

As a pastime, gardening can also be made more accessible to older people and those with disabilities with the use of tools and equipment that help to reduce strain on the body. For example, installing raised beds or staging in your wellness polytunnel will raise the planting area off the ground and make it much easier to reach the soil when sitting down or in a wheelchair. 

Our innovative polytunnel features include screw anchors allowing our polytunnels to be easily screwed into soil and grass, if your ideal polytunnel location will be on paving, concrete or tarmac you can opt for anchors plates instead. 

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So What Is A Polytunnel And How Could It Benefit Your Facility?

A polytunnel is a cost-effective growing solution that provides higher levels of safety and protection from the elements than your typical greenhouse. Made using the highest quality materials, the polythene sheets magnify the sun’s rays improving the growing conditions for crops to grow.

Each year, more and more products are being developed to encourage older people and those with disabilities to continue to enjoy working in the garden. Our wellness kit is designed with people's abilities and limitations in mind and comes with tools and equipment to reduce the stresses and strain of gardening and ensure the safety of its users. 

Our new range of accessible wellness polytunnel kits can provide a year-round gardening environment that creates the ideal growing conditions for crops to grow and extends the growing season, helping people to enjoy working in the garden.

         

We have a TrustScore of 9.2 out of 10

"Love, love, love my polytunnel" 

"These are so easy to construct and really, really sturdy once up. Comes with great instructions and an easy-to-follow video on the web page too. Was able to put mine up within a couple of hours. It's been up for a year now and it's still standing strong and looking great. Looking forward to another fab year of growing".

- Rachal N

How Can a Polytunnel Help Your Facility?

The direct benefits of gardening are wide-ranging: 

    • Improves physical and mental well-being
    • Creates environmental awareness amongst participants 
    • Spending time in the garden can reduce agitation amongst people with dementia
    • Provides sensory stimulation for people with severe disabilities 
    • Communal gardening can help lessen loneliness in older age and boost self-esteem
    • Gardeners tend to have significantly better balance than non-gardeners
    • The skills developed by participants in prison gardening schemes can be used to find employment after prison

Useful Links

Growing Support - Practical tools and resources to help you start a therapeutic gardening group [LINK]

Nursing Times - Gardening as a therapeutic intervention in mental health [LINK]

The Guardian - How to set up a therapeutic garden project [LINK]

British Journal of Occupational Therapy - The therapeutic benefits of horticulture in a mental health service [LINK]

Rachel Jenkins - Landscaping in Lockup: The effects of gardening programmes on prison inmates [LINK]

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