Hi, I’m Sharon, welcome to 15minutesofgreen.com.

I absolutely love my garden. It’s where I potter and relax. But there are times when I struggle to keep on top of it.

Sharon de Botte, Publisher of 15minutesofgreen.comGardening vs life
With a full-time job and countless other commitments, gardening can get pushed to the bottom of life’s ‘to do’ list. When the jobs mount up and the weeds take over, it can become more of a chore than a pleasure. Sound familiar?


The 15 minutes of green challenge
You can do anything for 15 minutes, and 15 minutes of weeding, digging, planting or pruning – every day – adds up to more than 90 hours of gardening a year.

So I have set myself a challenge: to make 15 minutes of green a daily habit. And I invite you to join me (in the challenge, not my garden!).

The rules

  • Set a timer for 15 minutes and do something useful in your garden
  • Do it every day
  • Make your 15-minute garden tools easily accessible (mine are in a bucket), so that you can grab them at any time
  • And even if you’re nowhere near your garden during daylight hours, try to get away from your desk or car and go for a 15 minutes of green walk. It can make all the difference to your day!

15 minutes of green in 2018
You can do anything for 15 minutes, so make 15 minutes of green your new daily habit. Join me on Twitter @15greenmins, and let me know how you spent your #15greenmins today.

Now get out and grow!


  1. Love the site…great idea!

  2. Great site Sharon you have a new follower…..
    Grandad the Grey

  3. Wow!!!! Fabulous Sharon 💜🙏🏻

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