The Value of Garden Spaces During and Beyond Coronavirus

“During these times the beneficial effects of gardens and green spaces have never been more apparent…this link between gardens and our health has never been more relevant – especially as we endure the challenges of the confined circumstances in which we currently find ourselves.” Prince Charles, Patron of the National Garden Scheme recorded in a recent video message, highlighting the importance of gardens and outdoor spaces during lockdown.

Covid-19 has brought a lot of disruption and change to our daily lives, but being able to appreciate our lush green outside spaces in our gardens from the very start of lockdown has helped maintain our focus allowing us time out to appreciate the true beauty of nature. Spending time outdoors improves your immune system, reduces stress, depression and anxiety and provides that all important green space to escape everyday life stresses. This has never been more pivotal than during these times of Covid-19.

As we spend ever more hours at home and in our gardens, there are many ways a garden redesign can help create and enhance functional space whilst providing a stunning backdrop to enjoy. For a lot of us, the way we work has changed as offices close their doors, and remote working becomes the new norm. Our homes have transitioned in to becoming a multi functional living and working environment. A garden room or outside office allows you to separate work from home, providing a beautiful view to rest your eyes from the glare of the screen. GL garden designers have some stunning examples of home offices they have created, to give you an idea of what can be achieved.

Maybe you have always wanted somewhere to exercise from home, adding an outdoor gym or even an organic natural swimming pool to a zone in the garden, allow you to exercise safely at home, appreciating the flora and fauna whilst you exercise. These features can all be designed to blend in to your garden and house architecture. Natural green walls or living walls for gyms and outbuildings look stunning and aesthetically pleasing producing a natural organic build matching the surrounding garden design.

All gardens benefit from a little revamp and freshen up from time to time, and as we spend more time at home enjoying our gardens, now could be the perfect opportunity to seek expert help. Garden designers like our team at GL are professionals in design and layout with a wealth of knowledge in planting, creating magnificent garden designs and builds so you can enjoy your outside space to the optimum.