Why are gardens important for climate change?

Here are just a few reasons why gardens are important to help you reflect on the wonder of your green space. Our gardens have the potential to:

However small or large your garden is, there is plenty that you can do to help combat the causes and effects of climate breakdown.

In her excellent RHS book called “How to Garden the Low Carbon Way”, Sally Nex confirms that the UK’s million acres of gardens alone  lock away over 62 million tonnes ( 68 million tons) of carbon which is very impressive.and  clearly confirms the important contribution our gardens make to achieving #netzero targets. https://shop.rhs.org.uk/books/grow-your-own/organic/rhs-how-to-garden-the-low-carbon-way

Gardeners are ideally placed to explore the simple steps they can take to help combat climate change in their gardens and live more sustainably both in and out of their green spaces.


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- 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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