They benefit humankind.
Cultivating plants is beneficial to humankind because of the many medicinal properties of trees and foliage plants.
They improve mental health.
Studies have proven that people who spend more time outside in nature have better mental health and a more positive outlook on life. They are less likely to be depressed or stressed, and therefore have fewer burdens on their mental health.
Perceived Quality of Life improves.
People associate beautifully landscaped areas with a higher quality of life.
They help reduce Stress.
Studies show that people who spend time cultivating plants have less stress in their lives. Plants are soothing and provide a positive way for people to channel their stress. Gardening provides people with a positive way to channel their stress and frustration into something beautiful that provides them with comfort and joy.
Improves Concentration and Memory.
Going outside or being under the influence of plants can increase memory retention up to twenty percent.
Research shows that children who spend time around plants learn better. In addition, being around natural environments improves the ability of children with Attention Deficit Disorder to focus, concentrate, and engage more with their surrounding environment.
They improve Relationships and help us develop Compassion.
Research shows that people who spend extended lengths of time around plants tend to have better relationships with others. This is due to measurable increases in feelings of compassion; another effect of exposure to ornamental plants.
Improved Human Performance & Energy.
Spending time in natural environments makes people better at doing their jobs. It also increases energy levels and feelings of vitality.