Greening Grey Britain

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Calling all gardeners

We need your help for a new research project that aims to find out if front gardens influence our health and well-being.

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Help us transform 6,000 grey spaces into living planted places by the end of 2017.

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Our report shows a quarter of all front gardens are paved over - turn yours into a green oasis

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Small changes make a big difference; here are five easy ways to add plants and go greener today:

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Greening Grey Britain with Chris Young

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    Greening Grey Britain with Chris Young

    Greening Grey Britain with Chris Young, Editor, RHS The Garden members' magazine
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    Greening Grey Britain - garden ideas

    Watch a video of Chris Young, Editor of RHS magazine The Garden, as he takes a tour of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and gives inspiring gardening ideas to help us green up our grey, unloved areas.
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    Greening Grey Britain - London's Cody Dock gets a much-needed boost

    Watch a video of Cody Dock in London getting a much-needed horticultural boost from RHS Ambassadors Adam Frost, Nick Knowles, Chris Beardshaw and many wonderful volunteers, as part of RHS Greening Grey Britain.

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