Covid19 & Climate Crisis deliver new garden delights and challenges

Thu, Jun 11, 2020

Climate Change

Growing a garden in the current pandemic is the “new normal”.

All over the globe, individuals have woken up to the joy of their personal green spaces during lock down. It has became obvious that our gardens and green spaces connect us to own piece of nature, revealing much about the wildlife and biodiversity that co-exist with them.


For many people, gardening is much more than a just a pastime in these troubled times. It provides physical, societal and mental connections that are absolutely vital to our wellbeing as humans.

Gardens ease the soul and help us to find comfort in the continuity of the natural world around us and, which we had time to view during lock down.

We can also use our gardens to look at the bigger picture of what is happening to our planet and, why preserving both our soil, and our soul, is vital to our survival in a post pandemic world.


Gardening has an important and positive role to play in the emerging “new normal” and I will  share stories and insights about this theme over summer 2020 as lock down eases.

Gardens connect us to what really matters for the future. They help us to identify and understand important sustainability issues for a green recovery. Just as the sun, wind and water power our gardens, they can also power our planet to secure a low carbon future.

Here are is an interesting article that reveals the power of gardens to link us to the climate crisis.  We are moving into a new way of living on our precious planet and our gardens are the perfect insight into the very complicated climate change jigsaw.


This post was written by:

- who has written 872 posts on My Climate Change Garden.

I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and who is keen to "manage" the effects of shifting weather patterns on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and it has evolved over 12 years to inspire engagement with climate change outside our back doors, in our personal gardens and green spaces. My mission is to fertilise and expand this platform to grow a community of global gardeners communicating about the effects of climate change on our plants and exploring how each individual can make small changes in our lives to become more sustainable. The future of our gardens and #OurPlanet is in our hands - please plant your own seeds for our collective sustainable future.

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