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Northerners Love Gardening The Most Reveals The Green Fingered Index

Brits went green-fingered over lockdown with online home and garden store, Christow, seeing a 262% rise in demand for garden products from January - April 2021 compared to the previous year.

Using its sales data in relation to town and city population sizes, the online retailer reveals the locations with the highest number of garden enthusiasts in the country. Walsall in the West Midlands has the most green-fingered inhabitants, followed by Harrogate, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Doncaster.

The Green Fingered Index (Top 10):











Northern British locations dominated the top ten with Harrogate, Doncaster, Chesterfield, Stockport, Preston and Perth included in the list. More available green space and affordable homes with gardens are likely to contribute to the cause for more garden enthusiasts in these areas.

Areas with a high percentage of inhabitants living in flats featured heavily at the bottom of the list as urban centres leave little green space for residents to enjoy gardening. London, Belfast, Derry and Hull were all included in the bottom 10.

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This story was published on: 22/10/2021

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