Planting for the environment

Garden plants really are incredible. Not only do they help fight climate change, they support wildlife, provide food and can even make us feel better too! We can help you find the right plant for the right place and the right purpose

Grow a tree

Trees are great for tackling both the causes and effects of climate change

Plants for pollinators

Bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects are in trouble. We can all help

Replace fences with living boundaries

Trap pollution and provide a habitat for wildlife at the same time

Meet the 'super plant'

Scientists report that Cotoneaster franchetii is the latest ‘super plant’ to help boost the environment and improve human health because of its special ability to fight pollution by trapping harmful airborne particles.

Planting in small spaces

You don't need a large area to make a big difference...

Benefits of plants for people and planet

Plants perform many functions; discover how to make the most of them

Other ways to make a difference in your garden

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.