Gardening is Cool

In a continued effort to recognize not just the challenges brought by COVID but also the sometimes unrecognized gifts, the RRT is always on the lookout for the ways in which people used their time in lockdown to do good things. The latest example is the results of survey research commissioned by Draper Tools that suggests that 8 in 10 youth think gardening is cool, and half would rather visit a garden center than a nightclub! A poll of 2,000 people found horticulture has enjoyed a renaissance among 18 to 34 year-olds during lockdown. The results suggest the primary motivators were a desire to make their homes and gardens a nicer place to be, to improve mental health, and create a space they can escape to. In addition 72 percent intend to keep on investing in plants, tools, equipment, and more to fulfil their vision for their garden. You can read more about the results of this survey at