I started gardening about 5 years ago when I bought our house that has a little garden. I've even converted the backyard lawn to a veggie patch. Gardening makes me happy and by talking to others, it seems that I'm not the only one. Then one day I stumbled upon an article that stated that there were studied that has demonstrated that gardening does indeed boost your mood thanks to a mycobacterium present in the soil. It increases serotonin produced in your brain, a substance also called "happy" chemical.
Spending time in a garden is also an easy way to be closer to nature. It's like having a walk in the park but it's in your own park where plants can be edible. And getting to eat the food you grow yourself is such a great feeling. You can create your own food, directly, not just making money to buy food that others have grown and have claimed that it is healthy.
You can find the article here: https://www.scienceworld.ca/blog/how-does-gardening-make-you-happier
I started learning gardening a few years ago and I'm still learning. I think you can never say you know everything, when it comes to gardening, there's always something new or another way to do things, you have to keep an open mind and adapt to the situation.
There are easy works and hard works, that drain your energy and make you tired, but the reward is greater. A day of work in the garden can make you tired at the end of the day but when you get to harvest those fresh, delicious and organic fruits and vegetables, you forget about fatigue.
The garden is my dad's, he's the boss, I'm just helping but there are some works that only I can do because those need mobility, he is at a certain age and can't do everything.
To answer your question, I enjoy gardening but enjoy the result even more. Let me give you an example.
A couple of years ago there was a case, we got a call from someone friend announcing us they are coming to visit. This was totally out of the blue, we were not prepared to have guests but no problem, we can always improve. I had to make lunch, which means soup, main course and desert.
So I went out to the garden, looked around to see what I can pick from there and gathered as many vegetables as I could for a delicious vegetable soup and some extra potatoes for the main course. The vegetable salad was made with cucumber and tomato. At that time there was a pear tree in the front yard, the fruits were perfect for a pie. And that's how the whole meniu was done in two hours without doing any shopping.
That's the reward of your knowledge and hard work. So yes, I enjoy gardening.
At first I do but i am a horrible gardener and usually I end up having a bunch of weeds then i don't enjoy it after that.