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Planting a garden is scientifically proven to make you happier and less stressed.

A recent study has found that having a front garden filled with plants increases happiness and reduces stress

As long time gardening fanatics, the House & Garden team has always enthused about the joys of planting to anyone who will listen. Not only does gardening have multiple benefits for the aesthetics of a place, it also has helped hundreds of people across the UK with their mental health - especially during lockdown. And now a study led by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and the universities of Sheffield, Westminster and Virginia has proven what we all knew to be true: that having plants in your garden (even a very small garden) does indeed make you happier, more relaxed and less stressed.

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