"When I'm in the garden I can create my own paradise": homes and gardens in later life

Mark Bhatti

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Abstract

This paper brings together recent work on later life and considers the effects of ageing in relation to participation and interest in gardening. Whilst there is considerable research and literature on issues such as health, housing, and social care, the significance of the garden in process of home-making is less well understood. Using qualitative data from the Mass Observation Data Archive, key physical, psycho-social processes that impact on the use of the garden and gardening activities are examined. It will be suggested that the garden can have major significance in the (re) creation of 'home' in later life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-341
Number of pages24
JournalSociological Review
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2006

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