Gardening in a changing world

The Dry Garden at Hyde Hall

Climate and gardens

Changing climate is at the top of scientific, political & environmental agendas. We're looking at how it is likely to affect what we grow, and how.

Gardens matter

Discover the benefits gardens bring, 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

Learn how you can recognise the effects of waterlogging and flooding in your garden, and what you can do about it.

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Flooding