Gardening tips to help combat climate change


Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Woking sustainability group, Local Action 21 (LA21), is responding to the global climate change challenge by using their AGM to raise awareness amongst local gardeners of how their actions can have a positive impact on the environment.

Garden plants have a huge part to play in helping us to adapt to and mitigate against the impact of climate change. In partnership with RHS Garden Wisley and Woking Borough Council, the LA21 AGM will this year feature an evening of advice and insights from RHS experts and experienced community volunteers.

Discover the benefits plants bring to our environment, learn how to modify your garden to cope with environmental changes and find out about community gardening projects that you can get involved with in the local area.

Cllr Beryl Hunwicks, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability, encourages everyone to give sustainable gardening a go: “We are so much more aware of the direct impact that our lifestyles have on the world around us and it has never been a more important time to consider the effect of human actions on the planet.

“For most of us it is impossible to try and solve the world’s problems however, change starts at home and so I urge anyone, even if they have no experience, to get out and start giving back to nature.

“The LA21 AGM will be packed full of great pointers to get you started, or give you a morale boost if you are already a keen gardener who has seen first hand what havoc the changing seasons can bring.

“You don’t even have to own a garden or allotment to get involved, there is so much fantastic community gardening taking place in the Borough that even those with no outdoor space can exercise their green fingers and make a difference.”

The AGM is taking place on Thursday 15 November 2018 at 7pm, at the WWF Living Planet Centre. Spaces are free but limited so tickets will need to be reserved in advance. Visit to book your place, and find more information on the LA21 AGM 2018 Facebook event.

For more information about gardening in a changing climate, community gardening groups in your area and RHS gardens, membership and advice visit