TV presenter Angela Scanlon has said gardening can be a remedy for the "madness going on outside" during the pandemic.
Scanlon (37) said she felt "so grateful" she had a small outdoor space to spend time with her family and sometimes eat dinner.
The TV star, who has a daughter with her eco-entrepreneur husband Roy Horgan, hosts Your Garden Made Perfect on BBC Two, which uses virtual reality technology to show homeowners the true potential of their gardens.
"When you're not allowed to leave, it's like there's a real sense of peace and escape and sanctuary that a garden offers and comfort," she said.
"So, yes, there's a lot of amazing design that's going to bend your mind.
"To be able to look out into a garden and over the course of a year to see a change literally in front of your eyes and know that actually, it goes on, no matter what's happening.
"We have a small garden and, honestly, I felt every day so, so grateful for it.
"Just to be able to open the door and go out and sit there and have the paddling pool out when it was hot.
"The value, the benefit to your head and soul is amazing, so I will never be taking that for granted again. It's this little oasis of calm."