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As the RHS continues to pursue its campaign 'Greening Grey Britain', yet another study was published this week flagging up the importance of green space for youngsters.

"Psychologists have found time and again that a walk in a city park is much better for the tired brain than a walk down typical city streets. Even a quick window view of some greenery can do a body good. The leading explanation is called “attention restoration theory”: whereas our mental faculties get fatigued by the busy streets and tall buildings and crowded corners of urban life, they get refreshed by the undemanding nature of … nature."

So, if you needed an excuse for planting up a patch of the schoolyard, this is it. 

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