What did we find out?

Nearly 1 in 4 UK front gardens are completely paved over
Over 5 million front gardens have no plants growing
Three times as many front gardens are paved over compared to ten years ago

What impact does this have?

Lack of plants results in rising urban temperatures
Lack of green spaces results in loss of wildlife and biodiversity
Lack of plants and trees has a negative impact on health and wellbeing

What are the benefits of greening grey spaces?

Plants and trees help to reduce the risk of flooding
Green spaces absorb carbon and release oxygen, improving air quality
Plants and trees provide insulation for homes and can reduce energy costs

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We're a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. We want to enrich everyone's life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.