2020 has been quite a year! The Covid-19 pandemic and lock-down has seen people and society adapting to many new things, such as working remotely from home, social distancing and restricted social activities. It’s been a steep learning curve but on the upside, we’ve seen a marvellous effect on our environment and the health of our planet.
Air pollution levels are significantly down, environmental noise levels have been reduced, and beach waters are crystal clear. There has also been an obvious change in the way that humans are connecting to nature. As many of us have been off work or at home, we’ve been pulled away from our normal work, school and life routines. There has been a huge surge in the popularity of gardening as we have time on our hands. There are many benefits to getting out into the garden and it’s a practical skill that can reap huge rewards for budding gardeners.
Benefits of Gardening for Mental Health
Getting out in nature and taking walks outdoors has been a popular way to maintain sanity during the lockdown period. This trend will continue as part of the UK go into local lock-down or if a second wave begins.
Most of our Facebook and Instagram feeds filled with snapshots of backyard vegetable gardens as food shortages at the start of the Covid lockdown worried many and encouraged them to grow their own food to become more self-sufficient.
Growing your own food is a very satisfying hobby and has a practical purpose too. It’s also a great way to teach children where food comes from and how to grow their own. Many parents have taken up gardening with their children whilst school is closed. It’s a great way to engage children in practical science lessons that are fun, engaging and nurturing.
Gardening is also a great activity to get your body moving and keep your brain active. Some doctors are recommending gardening and getting involved in tending community allotments, to help in the national fight against obesity.
Connecting with nature, and gardening in particular, has a myriad of mental health benefits including lessened depression, improved creativity, and more. As more people engage with planting and begin to experience its benefits, we only plan to see the trend become increasingly popular.
Gardening Promotional Products
As a supplier of eco-friendly, sustainable gardening promotional products, we dedicate ourselves to creating easy-to-grow seed & plant-based products that are packaged in a number of creative ways. All products can be custom printed with a company logo and branding, with the option of vegetable, fruit, herb, or flower seeds, that work with the brand messaging.
Seedsticks are our hero product and couldn’t be easier to use. Just place the seeded matchstick in soil and wait for them to germinate and grow. We can also supply Baby Tree Kits, Seed Balls and printed Seed Packets.
Gardening Promotional Products can be used by many Brands and Businesses:
- Gardening Brands, Products & Services (both trade & consumer)
- Ecological Charities & Initiatives
- Educational Brands
- Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Brands
- Farming, Food & Cookery Industries
- FMCG Brands
- Can be supplied to Promo Product Distributors
- Eco-friendly Giveaway for Events and Trade Shows
In addition to normalising the art of the video call, the pandemic has unlocked a lot of creativity surrounding sending things via direct mail or “snail mail.” We’ve had great success selling seeded & gardening promotional products that could easily fit through a letterbox.
Founder of Buddy Burst, Jamie Gray comments that “we can only assume moving forward, brands will continue to embrace this newfound (or perhaps rekindled) love of gardening amongst their customer base. We sure hope that they do, not only for our business, but for the wellbeing of the world to come”.
Samples and FREE Design Visualisation Service
We offer products samples and a free design visualisation service so that agency clients & wholesale customers can see how the products look with their companies branding and logo before they order. Visit our Contact Us page to request a quote, sample or ask us a question.