Make your garden hay fever-proof with these plants and flowers

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This way, you’ll be able to enjoy the sunshine without trouble

When the temperatures start to rise and the sun breaks through again, we love nothing more than to sit in our garden and enjoy the weather. However, for hay fever patients this often has a serious downside: certain flowers and plants can make hay fever symptoms a lot worse. Of course, you don’t have to get rid of all of the plants in your garden, but you can make your garden hay fever-proof! That way, you’ll be able to enjoy the sunshine without having to keep a family pack of tissues by your side.

With these tips, your garden will be hay fever-proof in no time!


Can your garden do with a bit of colour? Then we’ve got good news for you! The more colourful the flower, the smaller the chance of hay fever symptoms. The pollen of colourful flowers hardly ends up in the air, which means they won’t bother you as much. These flowers are pollinated by insects, and the bright colours are meant to attract their attention. It also means that you can see which flowers are pollinated by insects as opposed to plants that are pollinated through the air. These last ones are the ones you want to avoid; always go for plants and flowers that are pollinated by insects.

Go to the next page for a list of flowers that are particularly suitable for hay fever patients and for tips on how to design your garden for the smallest chance of hay fever symptoms!

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