FROM the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the orange gardens of Seville, urban planners down the ages have taken inspiration from nature. And those of us living in the concrete and brick jungle have perhaps never appreciated scraps of green space more than during the covid-19 pandemic. During lockdowns, city dwellers across the world have found parks and gardens – where they exist an unexpected source of calm and joy.
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The cities we live in can sometimes feel cramped, with green space and fresh air a rare and valued commodity.
While large parks can offer respite from the day-to-day grind of urban life, it’s sometimes hard to make time to visit them for exercise and relaxation.