Join us in growing Calendula officinalis and share the wellbeing benefits of plants with your school
Grow Well is a new RHS Communities initiative designed to highlight and share the wellbeing benefits and positive power of plants. Connecting with nature and getting your hands muddy is a great way to clear your mind – and there’s a reason for that.
It is increasingly acknowledged that growing and caring for plants supports better physical, social and mental health. Research has shown that gardening can reduce depression and anxiety, and last year the RHS found that those who garden every day have wellbeing scores of 6.6% higher than people who don’t do any gardening at all.
That’s why we're inviting your school or group to join growers across the UK as they sow, grow and share calendula.
So, join us to spread the floral sunshine with your young people – you can be as creative as you like.
If you’ve ordered your pack it should be with you by Wednesday 11 May.
Don’t worry if you didn’t order a pack, you can still join in! All the resources included in the activity pack can be downloaded from the resources box on the right-hand side of this page. All you need to do is pick up a pack of calendula seeds from your local garden centre or supermarket.