Being mindful of our mental health and the goodness of gardening

Hillmount SM Farm

In this unprecedented time, we need to be mindful of our mental health and, weather permitting, gardening can be one of the best ways of lifting our mood, should we be spending extended time at home alone or with family.

Robin Mercer, owner of Hillmount in Ards, Bangor and Belfast, said: “We are helping the local community with take away food options, by sourcing hand sanitisers and offering customers the opportunity to order their gardening products over the phone for collection.

“We are changing how we manage our business in line with Government advice on an almost hourly basis for the safety of our staff and customers.

“It is important though that we look after our mental health at times such as this too, and gardening can be therapeutic for all ages while providing a gentle form of exercise.”

If you are uncertain about visiting your local garden centre for supplies, you can call Hillmount to place your order for gardening products by phone for collection on 028 9044 8213.

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