Gardening for the environment

Gardens are an increasingly important part of the natural environment – as gardeners we can all help tackle both the causes and effects of climate change, right on our doorsteps

Planet-friendly gardening

10 things all gardeners can do now

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Get to know your garden

Before you make changes, you need to understand your green space and take stock of what you've got

What is the soil like?

It may be thin and sandy, thick and loamy, or heavy clay: each has its own advantages

How wet or dry is the plot?

It’s easier to work with the existing conditions than fight nature

What do the new plants need to do?

Plants do many things: fight pollution, absorb excess rainfall and provide food

How can I reduce pollutants?

Do you really need to use chemicals or buy single-use plastics?

Once you’ve answered these questions you’ll know where to get started to make a difference in your garden.

Make a difference in your garden

Discover four key ways to make your garden as green as it can be, reduce your carbon footprint and provide vital habitats for wildlife

What is the RHS doing?

The RHS Sustainability Strategy: within the decade, we aim to become net positive for nature and for people, and to encourage and enable gardeners to do the same.

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.