How Plants Can Save Your Life (Hardcover)
Growing plants and (if we are lucky enough) creating gardens is deeply rewarding, but has also been proven to be vital for our health.
Gardening helps improve our mood, relax us, take us away from our everyday problems, and promote positive emotions. It reduces anxiety and stress, delays in the onset of dementia, promotes joy, as well as improving physical health and even self-esteem.
This new book explores the ways we can introduce plants into our lives and thus embrace some of the benefits the natural world provides for our well-being. Divided into 50 sections, each one highlights a plant-based activity, how this is good for your health and provides links to the underlying concept that supports health and well-being.
Written by a leading scientific authority on environmental horticulture, this unique book will offer readers a wealth of ideas on planting and growing as well as explaining the latest science research behind those ideas.
About the Author
Dr Ross Cameron is Research Director within the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield. He has published over 70 academic papers/book chapters on landscape plants and urban green spaces. He is co-author of Environmental Horticulture - The Science and Management of Green Landscapes and he wrote the health and wellbeing chapter in Science and the Garden. He a professional horticulturalist and advisor to the Royal Horticultural Society.