I heard the 'one can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt'. Maybe that is why I have such a large garden!
Anyway, I do know that my visits to the garden are therapeutic - both physically and mentally. All I need to do is look around at the colors, feel the textures of the leaves, or smell the fragrances around me to put my mind in a different place. The health benefits we experience in the garden may be subconscious, but I believe the benefits are real.
I know which view I'd want.
Likewise, prisons, veterans centers, and senior communities have found that clients displayed more commitment to programs, and had a higher sense of purpose.