Science

Greening up our cities

In most cities, gardens make up 25% of total land area. We're leading research into the benefits of keeping gardens green - such as protecting against flooding to supporting wildlife. We call this urban greening.

Help our research

Help us track these four non-native pests

Pests
Diseases
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Bugs on Show

by Helen Bostock

The heat must have been getting to me at Hampton Court Flower Show last week ...

Read more about Bugs on Show

Meet the team

Look up the science team behind our research projects, including:

Alistair Griffiths - RHS Director of Science

Wild About Gardens

Ideas to attract more wildlife into your garden

Wild About Gardens website

How to help wildlife

More RHS advice on wildlife

Conservation & biodiversity

Conservation of garden plants and wildlife, and the control of invasive plants, are among the research topics our team is studying.
National Plant Collections
Plants for Pollinators