Whether private or public, our gardens and green spaces have never been more important to us as individuals, families or communities. Academic and scientific analysis demonstrates what we know in our hearts to be true – nature is good for us. By any measurement, be it physical or mental health-related, cultural, environmental or economic, gardens provide indispensable benefits to society. Harry will make a case for the indispensability of gardens – why they matter. A wider understanding of these benefits by individual and government decision-makers can only lead to greater prosperity for our industry. When gardens matter, so do we!