The benefits of accessing an allotment are evident in the social and therapeutic effects on the individual with learning difficulties. They will expand their social circle and physical comfort zones and learn to function in a social outdoor setting. It will also increase horticultural knowledge and develop self confidence and self worth. The allotment can create opportunities for unassisted work skills and an advancement into an educational or work environment. Gardening can have many health benefits for individuals with learning difficulties, improving their health, creating opportunity for exercise, friendship, stimulation and relaxation as well as exposure to new sights and sounds.

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