See the reasons that gardening helps you relax physically and mentally. Does your daily life create stress, anxiety and bad mood? Put on your gloves and see why gardening is the best psychotherapy you could have, strengthening body and mind. According to scientists, the benefits of working with plants are many and important, both in our physical and mental health. After all, it is no coincidence that people who live in areas with a lot of green are significantly less likely to get depressed.