Launch of RHS ‘Gardening in a changing climate’ report

The RHS will launch it’s report ‘Gardening in a changing climate’ report will be launched on 26th April at  Broadway House, Tothill Street, London , SW1H 9NQ

Since the 2002 publication of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) report looking at the impact of climate change on gardening, ‘Gardening in a Global Greenhouse’, the global climate has undergone dramatic change, with 2016 proving to be the warmest year on record.

Today, confidence in global climate models has increased and we now know that extreme weather events are the most likely conditions to be experienced by the UK. The impact of these extreme weather events, such as flash flooding and periods of drought, is likely to be compounded by increased housing pressure, meaning that gardens will become more critical in providing services formerly delivered by the natural environment, services such as flood alleviation, carbon sequestration and the provision of habitats for wildlife, that will be lost to development.

Fifteen years after the ‘Gardening in the Global Greenhouse’ report the RHS warmly invites you to the launch of the ‘Gardening in a Changing Climate’ report – an update of the original document. The new report has been written in collaboration with active researchers from the University of Sheffield and University of Reading.

For those interested in attending