Independent garden centres and nursery suppliers around Australia will be raising money and promoting community awareness of anxiety and depression as serious problems this weekend with gardening as one of the beneficial strategies in coping with these symptoms. 

Outdoors, gardening and open green spaces benefit both physical and mental wellbeing. The theme is " something blue" with displays of blue flowering plants, blueberries, blue giftware and some centres selling blue-themed food and drink. Many are having workshops for children and adults promoting the benefits of gardening, particularly for mental health.

Beyond Blue is a not-for-profit, independent organisation, raising awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia, and encouraging recovery, resilience and management. The website has useful information for people of all walks of life. 

To find the nearest participating garden centre

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