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Discover the Cost of Gardening Over the Last 10 Years

Family time and having a hobby you enjoy helps us to relax and get away from the stresses and strains of the working week. If you're a keen gardener you already know the benefits of regular gardening.

What's even better is how the hobby gardener has saved money over the last decade compared to many other popular leisure time activities.

Cost of Gardening 2002 - 2012


Cost of Gardening 2002-2012

2012 has been a tough year for many people and the leisure activities play a significant part in a family's yearly spend. Gardening has always remained popular and over the last ten years it has proven to be one of the most frugal spends with costs rising just 17%.

Here's the run-down with the least expensive family spend over the last decade:

Gardening - £17.90 per activity (+17% rise over last ten years)
Takeaway - £11.12 (+36%)
TV - £45.75 (+39%)
Eating Out - £20.00 (+42%)
Cinema - £6.24 (+46%)
Theme Parks - £39.64 (+46%)
Gym - £36.83 (+48%)
Pint of Beer £15.18 (+51%)
Train Ticket - £23.38 (+61%)
Car Fuel - £96.95 (+89%)
Football Tickets - £48.90 (+184%)

The range of expenditure is very high; going from £17.90 for gardening right up to £48.90 for football tickets. There's also plenty of evidence to support the health benefits of being outdoors and taking part in some form of gardening activity.

Whether you're considering tending a small patio garden or growing your own vegetables in an allotment - there's never been a better time roll up your sleeves and get out the trowel. Start with planting tulip bulbs now ready for the coming spring; it's a great way to start.

To see the full range of gardening benefits for adults and children alike visit this post >>

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