What’s the easiest way to de-stress? Go out for a run or take a walk in the park. How often do we end up resorting to time away amid nature for a change from our daily routine and surroundings? Think of the number of times you left your home feeling exhausted and felt refreshed once you inhaled the fresh air around you and spent some minutes under the sky.
Nature: The healer and its benefits
No doubt, nature is the best healer. The perks of being outside in parks and gardens amidst nature cannot be measured. From improving mental health in the form of green therapy to boosting physical health and even preventing myopia in children, outdoors has immense benefits that can’t be overlooked.
Experts claim that the benefits of spending time outdoors, either in parks or gardens around you, can’t be quantified. Hence, government organizations and institutions around the globe have dedicated the resources to construct enough green spaces for their citizens and to set up rules and regulations that ensure they are maintained. And not just governments but even private homeowners and developers are also going the extra mile to beautify homes and spaces with landscaped gardens.
Parks vs. Gardens: The difference
And while we often use parks and gardens as synonyms for each other, do you know there’s a striking difference between them? Let’s understand what this difference is.
A garden, as defined by the dictionary, is ‘a piece of land next to or around your house where you can grow flowers, fruit, vegetables, etc., usually with a lawn (= an area of grass).’ Simply put, a garden is an outdoor place used for growing one or more types of plants, usually plants grown for food or a space beautified and landscaped for ornamental purposes.
A park, on the other hand, is ‘an area of public land in a town or a city where people go to walk, play and relax.’ Some larger parks are also used to conserve wildlife and indigenous species. Parks might consist of grassy regions, recreational centres and play arenas, sports facilities like an outdoor gym, pitches, swimming pools, areas designated for dogs and even monuments and fountains.
Most gardens are built either within a home’s back or front yard or in a residential complex in India. They are privately owned and hence, controlled by owners of the homes or land. Many people also opt to create a small garden in their balcony or kitchen window. Consumable fruits, herbs, or ornamental shrubs and plants are within gardens for small families. Parks, alternatively, are made for the public and are meant to be used by the general population. They are mostly used by the public as sports centres, jogging/walking trails, and even picnic grounds. Parks are controlled by a designated authority or government body.
But there’s one thing for sure. Parks and gardens are both designed to help people rejuvenate and relax by spending time in nature. Spending time in nature can help reduce mental fatigue, improve blood pressure, and also, to an extent, bring down anxiety.
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