A survey by Squire’s Garden Centres has found that 72% of people spend more than 3 hours gardening each week, which is great for health and well-being.
However, getting out in the garden is not just about serious horticulture, 84% of people surveyed have ‘played’ in the garden in the last year, by doing handstands, cartwheels, used a hula hoop or even run through a sprinkler just for fun! The statistics are even more interesting when you consider that the majority of respondents (85%) were aged fifty plus.
33% have run through a sprinkler
23% have done yoga, pilates, or used a fit ball in the garden
21% have been on a swing or slide
16% have used a hula-hoop
15% have jumped on a trampoline
14% have skipped in the garden
7% have done a handstand or cartwheel
Will this lead to a new trend of adult playgrounds in garden centres, or just a reminder that being in the garden is great fun, whatever your age?