Gardening in a changing climate survey

                      It is now three weeks since the RHS and the University of Reading  launched an online survey about gardening and climate change. They  are asking members of the public to share their view on climate change and its impact on their choices and plans in the garden.

In 2002 the Royal Horticultural Society published a report ‘Gardening in a Global Greenhouse’, which discussed potential challenges that gardens and gardeners in the UK were likely to face based upon climate change predictions. Ten years later, new climate projections indicate that climate change might affect gardens and gardening in a way which is different from what previously predicted.

In order to support UK gardens, gardeners and the horticulture industry, the RHS and the UoR are assessing the consequences of a changing climate, based on the latest climate models, which will be subsequently published a new report.

As part of the research, a survey across the gardening and horticulture sector is being conducted in order to investigate which factors are relevant for all the gardening parties in order to adapt to climatic changes.

To contribute your views please Take the Survey.  You should read the Information for Participants (Right click to download) before starting the survey.

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/Sustainable-gardening/Gardening-in-a-changing-climate

Our climate is changing and this survey will help gardeners everywhere to adapt and preserve our gardens for an uncertain  future.

 

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. John /hexham in Bloom Says:

    Welldone, We try to make a defirence in Hexham/Northumberland and get involve with locals, inc children, together we can make a change and the final gaing is we all be the winners

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