Introduction: Plants are absolutely essential to life. None of our basic functions from breathing to eating to drinking would be possible without plants. Plants not only act as food sources but also release oxygen and help maintain the water table. The simple fact of the matter is that without plants we would not survive. The term “Gardening” is used for the practice of growing plants in an area especially assigned only for such activities. The area where gardening is done is called the “Garden”. Many houses today, have their own gardens; though, big or small, depending on the available area. These gardens are used mainly for growing decorative plants and flowers to augment the overall beauty of the house.

The pleasure of Gardening: The modern world is a fast-paced world. Everyone is in a hurry or extremely busy. Even when people have spare time, they prefer to fill it up with the chores of some kind. However, gardening by its very nature is a slow activity. It encourages you to slow down, reconnect with nature and learn to find joy in doing something rather than doing it because it is necessary.

Gardening can offer you many pleasures if you just take the time to stop and enjoy them. Finding the right type of plants for your garden can make you feel a sense of accomplishment. If you have enough space, you can plan a small pond or a recreation spot into your garden, creating a haven for yourself to simply relax and enjoy nature’s beauty. If there are particular flowers you like, you can incorporate them into specific places in your garden. Each time you step out you will see these flowers blooming giving you a feeling of well-being.

Gardening requires quite a bit of manual labor on the part of the gardener. For this reason, some people wonder how it can relax you as a hobby is supposed to. However, for people who like gardening, it can be relaxing just to feel the earth on your palms or getting quiet moments or even help you create beauty. The best part about having gardening as a hobby is that it can be done anywhere. If you have a yard, you can garden there. If your living space is small you can arrange a few potted plants and take care of them.

Importance of Gardening: While there are many plants growing in the wild, people also cultivate and grow certain plants, bushes, and shrubs in their homes or yards. This activity is known as gardening. While it may appear as a hobby to some, the fact is that gardening is actually quite beneficial and, therefore, important to us.

Gardening is a fairly physical activity. It involves weeding, watering of plants, mulching, trellising and harvesting – all of which require physical labor from the gardener. Hence, it becomes an excellent addition to your exercise routine.

Gardening is also a very practical activity. It allows you to grow your own vegetables and fruits thus ensuring that you have healthy food on the table. When you harvest vegetables from your garden, you do so knowing that you’re getting the freshest produce possible.

Gardening for aesthetics appeals to the human need for beauty. Ornamental gardening caters to the side of us that is delighted by beauty. In addition, flowers are a part and parcel of most occasions such as births, anniversaries, weddings, birthdays and funerals.

Gardening also helps sharpen problem-solving skills. Researching the best methods to make your garden grow, experimenting with different techniques and designing irrigation systems that work for you all help in improving your skills at creativity, problem-solving and planning.

Conclusion: In a life that is increasingly fast-paced, frenetic and stressful, your garden becomes an oasis of calm and tranquility. Spending even an hour working on your garden can help you relax, lower your stress levels and allow your mind to rejoice in the peace that your garden offers. There can be no better recreation for your mind. Gardening doesn’t just help you physically, it also helps you mentally. In addition, it allows you to contribute to environmental health and even your own table. Although gardening yields relatively slow results, those results leave a deeper impact and are much more long-lasting.