Preventing pollution in the garden

Make your garden truly as green as it can be by avoiding using harmful chemicals, reducing plastic use and learning to work with nature

Go chemical free

Harness the power of nature to control problems in your garden, and discover clever solutions to keep pests at bay.

Harness the power of plants!

Plants have amazing pollution-tackling abilities. Whether it's a front garden hedge or room full of houseplants, we can all benefit

And remember...

Heavy rain (or over-watering) can carry excess fertiliser and pesticides from your garden into the ground water, local streams, ponds and rivers where they can cause serious pollution. Avoiding over-watering keeps valuable nutrients in the root zone and reduces the need for extra feeding – yet another reason to ditch the hosepipe and go chemical-free!

Single-use plastic, not fantastic

Plastic is really useful in the garden but it comes at a huge cost to the environment and wildlife. Luckily there are many alternatives, and sometimes they're better for your plants too.

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.