Pop star turns to gardening as a therapy

A renowned pop songstress is using gardening for therapeutic reasons, it has been reported.

Toxic singer Britney Spears has taken up horticulture and grows a number of species around her California home, according to the Sun.

Although it is unclear whether the 27-year-old has invested in a greenhouse yet, she is said to be taking comfort in the book Chicken Soup for the Gardeners Soul.

The Womaniser star – who famously dated Justin Timberlake and appeared as a child on the Disney Club with Christina Aguilera – is currently on tour with the Pussycat Dolls.

However, whenever she returns home, Spears cannot wait to don her gardening gloves and tend to her plants, a source told the newspaper.

"Shes very proud and knowledgeable about what shes planted and what is growing around her home," the insider explained.

Pussycat Dolls lead Nicole Scherzinger is currently dating British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.