7thMarch 2024

Chinese study shows how school gardens cultivate children’s interest in nature and ease stress

07.03.24|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

The Children & Nature Network share this report from China. Chinese researchers observed fourth-grade students over a semester, during which they participated in weekly activities in a campus garden. The study found that more than 60% of the students had a greater interest in nature after just four months. The [...]

23rdJanuary 2024

Garden-based learning may promote positive emotions and cooperative behaviour

23.01.24|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

The Children and Nature Network share a 2021 study from Germany. In this study, students reported experiencing surprise and wonder 19% more frequently when engaging in biology lessons conducted in a garden compared to lessons conducted in the classroom. Check out the Children and Nature Network Stat Sheet to learn [...]

26thJuly 2022

Socioeconomic inequality in Scottish children’s exposure to and use of natural space and private gardens, measured by GPS

26.07.22|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow have shared this study.  It  has been published in Landscape and Urban Planning (July 2022). The study describes ‘real’ use of natural spaces (which includes local greenspace) and private gardens within neighbourhoods. It found that 15% of children’s time outdoors, [...]

12thJuly 2022

2022 Pocket Garden online showcase winners

12.07.22|Categories: Events, Resources|Tags: , , , |

Check out images of this years’ winners from the 2022 Pocket Garden online showcase, shared by Keep Scotland Beautiful. These amazing gardens encompass the 2022 Year of Stories, One Planet Picnic and Wildlife Gardening. This includes Small Isles Primary School, with their wildlife pocket garden ‘Fantastic BEES and Where to Find Them (Newt Scamander’s [...]