4 reasons why your garden is more important than ever

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Life is heading back towards normality.

But that doesn’t mean the transition will be easy, as the damage left by COVID-19 will be felt for years to come – across all walks of life.

So, for many, the sanctuary of the garden has taken on a whole new meaning.

In this article, we highlight your garden’s unique power to delight, and how Solardome® geodesic domes can help you relish it even further.

Reap what you sow

A bit of colour in your garden can be uplifting – but the upsides don’t stop there.

When so much interaction with the world has been shut off, watching your plants grow forms a different type of connection with the world, and a valuable one at that.

According to Love the Garden, plants are capable of almost anything, from reducing skin irritation to improving your memory.

It’s even advisable to let your grass grow for a while, according to Monty Don who, in a recent article, claimed that a longer lawn is better for wildlife, and the environment at large.

Mrs Roberts from Norway is among many customers who chose a Solardome® POD as an idyllic, long-lasting growing space that would stand up to extreme conditions for decades.

Your garden, your headspace

The disruption to our daily norms has had a huge impact on our mental health.

Staying at home and remote working may have kept us functioning, but being isolated for a sustained period, coupled with limited exercise, has put our wellbeing under strain, with a mental health crisis on the horizon, according to many experts.

Sanctuary dome by the River Thames

Create your own ‘Sanctuary’ in your garden and feel like you’re on holiday without leaving your home!

Fortunately, your garden provides among the most accessible (and inspiring) ways of reversing this trend.

A recent study found that even the smallest patch of nature can improve your state of mind. Research by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and several leading universities found that participants, who were tasked with tending to a few plants in their front garden, experienced a marked reduction in stress levels.

Solardome® geodesic domes provide a space with 360-views of nature that helps you appreciate your garden even more, evoking a calm atmosphere and a place to escape from the day-to-day stresses of life. These kind of features have made the perfect outdoor classroom for children with diverse needs in over 100 schools.

The great(er) outdoors

Usually, our daily activities would give us the fresh air we need – whether we consciously value it or not.

But the recent restrictions to our freedoms have made us realise: ‘you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone’.

From burning calories to better skin, the benefits stack up when you’re out in the garden. Good Housekeeping explore 7 benefits that gardening has on your wellbeing.

And if you like to maximise the time in your garden, Solardome® geodesic domes make this possible. Dr. Ross from Scotland said that her Solardome® Haven makes her “feel so close to nature – but protected from the worst of it.”

Better together

Recent events have shown what can be achieved when communities work together, highlighting the importance of shared outdoor spaces.

Many of our customers are part of garden initiatives, such as the National Garden Scheme, and love sharing their dome with fellow garden enthusiasts. We have seen the joy this brings to customers first-hand, like Mr Hodge in Bristol.

Meanwhile, this community spirit is typified by Oasis Community Centre in Worksop who use their Solardome® Retreat for all kinds of projects. Watch the video below to see why they called the 6.3m glasshouse ‘the best thing in their grounds’.

Many more customers are using their Solardome® glasshouses for good, including Walworth Garden who use their Solardome® Haven to enhance their nature therapy sessions. Also, Chepstow Community Gardens use their Solardome® Retreat as a place to come together to relax and grow fresh produce.

How has your garden helped you during lockdown?

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