28 Mar 2021

How plants have helped people cope with the loneliness of lockdown

Talk about the green shoots of recovery: sales of house plants have soared during the pandemic – as many people find that looking after them has helped them to cope with the loneliness of lockdown and improve their wellbeing.

Plant enthusiasts have even started getting together online – forming a community when it’s impossible to get together in real life. We’ve been to speak to some people who’ve found sanctuary in their own little patch of greenery.