Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


COVID-19 pandemic, gardening, mental well-being, physical well-being, coping mechanism


Individuals have experienced a variety of stressors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, from boredom due to the lockdowns and quarantines to fear of contracting the virus, along with other reasons. As a result, people were looking for a solution to the problem. Gardening, on the other hand, has emerged as a popular activity during the pandemic. To assess gardening as a coping strategy for adults in Cavite's selected cities and municipalities during the COVID-19 pandemic, the study used a convergent-parallel mixed-method approach to adults ages 26-57 years old who considered gardening as their coping mechanism during the COVID-10 pandemic. The researchers used self-made online questionnaires as a research instrument through the use of Google Forms to collect data regarding their perceptions and reasons for using gardening as their coping mechanism to stress during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study shows that gardening was proven as a practical activity to improve an individual's physical and mental well-being throughout the pandemic. It is beneficial to people as it relieves their stress, thus keeping them away from anxiety and depression, as well as it became their exercise during the lockdowns and quarantines that they are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. In conclusion, gardening has beneficial effects as a coping mechanism for stress and significantly affects a person's physical and mental well-being. Thus, this study helps reduce the stress from challenging situations such as the pandemic by using the beneficial effects of tending to plants or using gardening as a way of coping.

First Advisor

Ramgie Bartolata