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The British Love Gardening

THE BRITISH LOVE GARDENING... but how much? In England alone 5,645,140 m of land is designated as domestic garden space 60% of the British public say having a garden is very important IN ALL THE BRITISH SPEND £7.7 BILLION EACH YEAR MAINTAINING OUR GARDENS THE AVERAGE SPEND IS E297 PER YEAR E73 ON PLANTS & FLOWERS £71 ON LANDSCAPING £70 ON MAINTENANCE £82 ON GARDEN FURNITURE The Welsh spend the most on average, at £465.96 a year, followed by London at £394.75. The South West spend the least at £211.65 per year on average The first garden gnomes introduced in England arrived in 1847, courtesy of Sir Charles Isham. Lampy, the last surviving figure from this initial set, is now insured for £1,000,000 With 57% Wales has the highest proportion of sunbathers. 0000 In contrast just 39% of the Scottish enjoy a day spent tanning. 40% OF BRITISH GARDENS HAVE A BBQ. COSTING AN AVERAGE OF £512 Typically, a gardener spends £9,150 on furniture over their lifetime roughly equal to.. 228 sunbeds, 130 parasols, or 30 gazebos TOP 10 USES FOR BRITISH GARDENS EXERCISING PETS TO ATTRACT BIRDS & WILDLIFE RELAXING GROWING FRUIT & VEG FOR CHILDREN TO PLAY IN DINING DRYING LAUNDRY 61% ENTERTAINING GUESTS SPEND SUNBATHING TIME IN GROWING PLANTS, FLOWERS, AND TREES THEIR GARDEN DURING THE WINTER Sources: HSBC, The Telegraph You +P Tube garden nation garden nation is a registered trademark of Solus Garden & Leisure Ltd

The British Love Gardening

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The British do love gardening - but how much? We've taken a look at how much time and money Britons spend in their gardens, and the results are a little surprising!


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