Posts tagged: 'Wellbeing'

Take inspiration from the Feel Good Gardens at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower show is here! This year the Feel Good Gardens, sponsored by BBC Radio 2, are designed to encourage use of the five senses, focusing on the themes of taste, scent, colour, texture and listening. So, inspired by Chelsea, here are my favourite plants for each of the five senses, all of which can be planted in pots to bring new sensory dimensions to your urban garden.

Exciting news: Our online urban gardening shop has launched!

I’m very excited to announce that today we are launching our online urban gardening shop, which sells high quality plant pots, window boxes, hanging planters, wall planters, gardening tools and accessories which make clever use of space, have a contemporary design and are suitable for use indoors and on balconies, roof terraces and windowsills. Please do check out the shop by clicking the ‘shop’ link at the top left of this page. I want to say a big thank you to all the readers of this blog, for your support and interest in Urban Botanics and urban gardening – I’m excited now to continue to build and improve both the blog and the shop, so we can spread the word about urban gardening; and make plants part of people’s city lives!

5 ways urban gardening can improve your health and wellbeing in 2017

Happy New Year everyone! One of my 2017 resolutions is to spend more time in my urban garden, since I know how good urban gardening is for my health, wellbeing and general happiness. I encourage anyone, no matter how little time or space they have, to grow something in 2017 - if you need a little more encouragement, here are 5 reasons why you should!

5 big trends from the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show

I was lucky enough to visit the Chelsea Flower Show this week; which always gives me so much inspiration for my urban garden. There were some very clear trends that appeared throughout the show - here I give my take on some of them and ideas for interpreting them for your urban garden.