Gardening and Better Health

Written by on May 13, 2015

6:30pm, Wednesday, 27th May 2015

We’re once again getting ready for our annual Incorporation of Gardeners’ Lecture, which will be taking place on the 27th May 2015. The Incorporation of Gardeners’ Lecture commenced in 2008 and the topic is generally centred around plants and medicine – this year’s lecture, which will be delivered by Sir Richard Thompson KCVO, looks at the benefits of gardening to health and the environment.

Details of the Incorporation of Gardeners Lecture 2015

Details of the Incorporation of Gardeners Lecture 2015

Trials show that gardening and green spaces can:

Improve health
Reduce pollutants
Reduce local temperatures and heat waves

Doctors should recommend gardening to patients, and use their powerful influence on greener public health by supporting more parks and planting of trees.

Refreshments will be available from 6:30pm. The lecture begins at 7pm.

The event is free but places are limited so please book to avoid disappointment. All welcome!

To book contact or call 0141 221 6072

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