In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, foliage, or overall appearance; useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use. Gardening is considered by many people to be a relaxing activity. What is the purpose of gardening? Before designing a garden sit down and identify the purpose (most likely multiplepurposes) of the space you are designing. For many who read this blog that will be to grow food. But edible gardens can be just as beautiful as ornamental ones. They can also provide a place to rest, to entertain, to play. What are the advantages of home gardening? Growing your own fruits and vegetables can offer you the opportunity to reduce the amount of pesticides that you use in your garden, making them healthier. Growing your own fruits and vegetables will save your money at the grocery store. Gardening increases physical activity How does gardening reduce stress? The sights, smells, and sounds of the garden are said to promote relaxation andreduce stress. The food you grow yourself is the freshest food you can eat. ... Not surprisingly, several studies have shown that gardeners eat more fruits and vegetables than their peers.