Can gardening help with mentel and pysical problems

My story starts about ten years ago maybe abit more ,i had a break up of a relationship,lost my home,my mother passed away .slowly on slow and downward spirral of depression ,awful feeling ,breakdowns drinking heavily .under advice went for medical advice,course antidepressents.At this point in the juncture,i went back to my old trade as gardener.And boy this worked for me wow off the tablets.So back to the story in hand does gardening work???yes ithink it does.theres workshop,that accommodate for all abillities mental or otherwise ,wheelchair users have there gardens design them ,autistic people can interact ,mental illness is horrible.its not on outside that shows its what on the inside , Im glad that princes harry and william have brought mental and pysical dissabilities to for front .thank you for reading this article