Hundreds of millions of people engage in gardening and other nature-based activities in all world regions. Regular gardening has established beneficial effects on general physical health and well-being and reduces the severity of depressed mood, anxiety, and other specific mental health problems. The serious, widespread mental health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic provide even more reasons to engage in gardening for health and well-being than during normal times.
Source: Psychologytoday (2020). https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/integrative-mental-health-care/202010/gardening-and-mental-health-brief-overview