It is unfortunate to say the least that not everybody can have a garden. Due to our growing population and the increasingly urban lifestyle many of us lead, we are simply to cramped to afford to dedicate space to gardens. This is bad because gardens and green spaces serve a lot of important functions in our lives, from tangible benefits like cleaner air, to less tangible benefits like an improved outlook on life.

There are ways that we can continue to develop green spaces in urban environments, such as by dedicating space to allotments which people can rent for cheap amounts of money, communal gardens, additional parks, and, of course, having a lot of house plants can be beneficial to an extent as well. These can fulfil many of the benefits of a garden for people who live in areas without the space for a garden of their own.