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Gardening for mindfulness

Gardening for mindfulness

Farrell, Holly, author; Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain), associated with work

Gardening, like mindfulness, is a way of finding a sense of calm in an otherwise chaotic world, a simpler existence, even if it is only for a few minutes. Both forge a connection to the world around us, to nature and wildlife, which can bring pleasure and peace. In this illustrated guide to gardening for mindfulness, horticulturalist and mindfulness practitioner Holly Farrell provides a blueprint for a more contemplative way to garden, including projects, meditations and inspiration

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Mitchell Beazley, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Holly Farrell
ISBN: 178472274X, 9781784722746
Note: At head of title: Royal Horticultural Society.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 224 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 24 cm
Subject: Mindfulness (Psychology); Gardening.

Author note

Holly Farrell's interest in the beneficial health effects of gardening began at the same time as her interest in gardening: a nasty bout of glandular fever after graduating from university left her longing to get outside. Volunteering in gardens sparked a career change into horticulture and an appreciation of the positive physical and mental impact of working with nature. She spent two years at RHS Gardens Wisley where she gained the Wisley Diploma in Practical Horticulture. Holly is the author of the award-winning RHS Plants from Pips and RHS Miniature Garden Grower, and Planting Plans for Your Kitchen Garden.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is the UK's largest gardening charity, dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. Its charitable work includes providing expert advice and information, training the next generation of gardeners and promoting the ecological, aesthetic and psychological benefits of gardening in an urban environment.