Be a climate friendly gardener

Published: 11 Nov 2021

Gardening won't be enough to save the planet on its own but it still has a valuable role to play in mitigating climate change and helping protect biodiversity.   
Picture of vertical gardening
"Vertical gardening" by Ruth and Dave is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The RHS for example have done some interesting work into how How your garden can help beat climate change

It is possible to garden in more eco friendly ways and in the sections below we have given some ideas as to how we can reduce our garden-based emissions.

These ideas aren’t new of course so, helpfully, there is a stack of information out there already for you. They range from organic gardening, producing your own compost, avoiding peat based compost, planting trees, conserving valuable water resources and vertical gardening in small spaces. 

If you are thinking about a timber or decking project in your garden, try to make sure that the wood you are going to be using is (ideally) recycled and/or from sustainable forestry sources.

Picture of a water butt
"Water butt" by Leo Reynolds is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Using drinking grade quality water to water garden plants does seem bonkers given that a lot of energy is used to treat and distribute water to our homes  so do install water butts and other water saving measures if you can.  






Green spaces - things we can do

Water - things we can do


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