The garden is a delightful place to achieve a great mind body workout. According to experts, gardening is compared to “moderate cardiovascular exercise.” Gardening 30 to 45 minutes a day can burn 150 to 300 calories. This isn’t just standing there watering the flowers, but weeding, digging, hoeing, raking and planting. And there’s nothing like being at one with nature to help create a calming, relaxed state of mind while you let go of the pressures and anxiety of everyday life. Here are eight ways gardening is good for your mind and body.
The CCOG team were delighted by the turn out of volunteers at our first ever Sunday open afternoon. New and old faces joined our working party and managed to clear all the lower beds, the strawberry rows and make a big difference with the weeds in the rhubarb patch. All this was done while the sun shone, although it wasn’t particularly warm, the physical work kept the cold wind at bay!
The children enjoyed some craft work then played happily in the sand pit and play house and the delicious cup cakes! It was decided to change the open days
These open afternoons are for everyone to come and be involved in the garden, if you just want to sit and enjoy the views or join in our working party, bring the children to explore and play or come for a cuppa and a chat you will always be made to feel welcome! Watch this space for details on our very popular after school clubs, summer activity blocks and family sessions – details coming soon.
Open afternoon dates are as follows:
- Sunday 31st May 1pm – 3pm
- Sunday 28th June 1pm – 3pm