Research has shown that mindful gardening brings cognitive, psychological and interpersonal benefits in the workplace that improve performance, personal resilience and team-work.
Gardening supports flow states which enables creative problem-solving , rational decision-making  and a reduction in procrastination . Flow states allow space for thoughts and feelings to be processed effectively .
Mindful gardening can lower absenteeism and presenteeism by strengthening the immune system , lowering rates of minor illness such as headaches and sickness , and depression and anxiety , enabling people to recover from illnesses more effectively .
Mindfulness helps relating to others more skilfully and with more empathy. This leads to more engaged and productive working relationships . It deepens our emotional intelligence, lessens reactivity, and reduces unproductive habits .
Mindful gardening increases job satisfaction , increases life satisfaction more generally  and promotes quality of life . Workers become more positive , gain more positive self-identity, optimism  and report increased levels of satisfaction, pride and creativity .