Love Your Garden and Big Allotment Challenge behind surprise growth in 'thirty somethings' getting into gardening

Young people are spending more time gardening, with the average 25 to 35 year-old spending up to 15 hours a month working on their gardens, according to a survey.

Young shoppers are spending more on their gardens
Young shoppers are spending more on their gardens

Average spend for a 25 to 35 year-old couple on their garden has been £518 this summer, almost twice the £273 they spent the previous year, while they spent 12 to 15 hours a month gardening.

Gardening came fifth in a top ten of leisure activities, behind trying out new restaurants and going to bars, but ahead of going to the cinema or visiting family.

Garden furniture company Alfresia, which commissioned the survey, attributed the increased interest to television shows such as the BBC’s The Big Allotment Challenge and ITV’s Love Your Garden.

Alfresia product director Craig Corbett said: "More and more young people are choosing to invest in their gardens to provide a place where friends and family can spend quality time together.

"Young people are increasingly eager to cultivate their own creative and social space in which to relax within the boundaries of their own home."


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