Gardening in a changing world

Climate and gardens

The impact of a changing climate is now at the top of the scientific, political and environmental agendas. The RHS is looking at how the changing climate is likely to affect what we grow, and how we grow it.

Gardens matter

Did you know that gardens account for 25% of most cities? Find out about the huge benefits gardens bring to urban areas, from helping protect us against flooding to supporting wildlife. 

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Using water

See how you can use water responsibly and effectively from a variety of sources.

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Try peat-free compost

There's a lot of pressure on gardeners to reduce peat use. We're undertaking trials on peat and peat alternatives, including bark, wood fibre, coir, green compost and biosolids.

Current research

Contribute to the RHS research into weather tolerant plants and submit your observations via our short survey.
 

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