As the NHS prescribes gardening as a cure for the blues: Don"t pop pills… just grow peonies


As the NHS prescribes gardening as a cure for the blues: Don"t pop pills… just grow peonies

As the NHS prescribes gardening as a cure for the blues: Don”t pop pills… just grow peonies

2:07 AM on 6th June 2011

New approach: Rachel Billington recommends garden therapy as a way to shift the blues without resorting to happy pill

New approach: Rachel Billington recommends garden therapy as a way to shift the blues without resorting to happy pill

Get outside: TV presenter Monty Don is among those who swears by the recuperative powers of the garden

Get outside: TV presenter Monty Don is among those who swears by the recuperative powers of the garden

So popular: This year

So popular: This year”s Chelsea Flower Show sold out in record time with touts flogging tickets for 400 outside the gates

Loved: Former South African President Nelson Mandela kept a small garden that brought him great joy during his time at Robben Island prison

Loved: Former South African President Nelson Mandela kept a small garden that brought him great joy during his time at Robben Island prison