SPEND a day doing all things garden at Zanthorrea Nursery next weekend and help support mental health awareness.
Celebrating all things colour, the fourth annual WA Garden Releaf Day, connects people with the health and wellness benefits of plants, gardens and gardening while raising money for Beyondblue.
Jackie Hooper from Zanthorrea Nursery said the Maida Vale centre would hold a variety of activities on March 17 for all ages and members of the community.
“The day isn’t just about raising money, it’s about acknowledging people in our community who struggle with anxiety and depression and looking at ways gardening and community support can help,” she said.
“We’ve planned yoga sessions, special guest speakers, morning tea, live music and a children’s treasure hunt and other activities planned.”
To date the WA gardening day has raised more than $200,000 for Beyondblue.
Garden Centre’s Association of Australia President Karen Moad said this year’s colour theme encouraged more people to get outside and bring colour and life back into their gardens and colour into their lives.
“Spending time in a garden, surrounded by living plants and enjoying healthy fresh produce can have a significant and positive effect on a person’s physical and mental health and wellbeing,” she said.
“No matter how old you are or whether you are an apartment dweller, city block residents or out on the land you can enjoy and share the benefits of growing, eating, planting, giving and enjoying living colour.”
To find out more about activities at Zanthorrea Nursery visit www.
zanthorrea.com or www.gardenreleaf.com.au
By Claire Ottaviano