RHS COP26 Garden

The RHS COP26 Garden demonstrated how our gardens, plants and public green spaces can play an integral part in protecting our planet and people

Inspired by the UK’s hosting of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), we built a unique garden at RHS Chelsea 2021 which will be rebuilt at RHS Bridgewater.

With the conference now underway in Glasgow, many will be asking about the part they can play both in reducing carbon emissions but also mitigating the impact of climate change.

Autumn is a prime time to implement small improvements, so here are five top tips you can implement right now, from our Director of Science Alistair Griffiths .

Top five planet-friendly tips for this autumn

Four garden zones

The unique RHS Chelsea garden took visitors on a journey through four areas, giving practical ideas on how to create a garden adapted to climate change, with warmer summers and more stormy rainfall

Universal Window Box

At the centre of the exhibit was the Universal Window Box. Here you could find a variety of climbers, annuals and small shrubs which anyone can plant in their garden or containers, however small.

Bringing nature into urban environments gives a sense of wellbeing and helps provide balance in the stressful world, as well as helping to tackle climate change.

Some of the plants you might find in the Universal Window Box

Meet the designer

Marie-Louise Agius is an award-winning designer, Director of Balston Agius and an associate member of the Society of Garden Designers. For more than 15 years she and her team have designed private gardens and estates across the UK.

She jointly designed the East Village Show Garden for the centenary of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show winning a much-coveted Gold medal.

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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.