About Climate Gardens
Climate Gardens communicates climate change issues through interactive garden projects such The Carbon Path and Near Future Garden which received a Gold Medal at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in 2016.
RHS Shows are often about observing gardens from a distance. This often detracts from the sensory and personal impact of a garden. NFG was specifically created to allow visitors to walk on the garden for an immersive experience to appreciate the full impact of a low carbon future powered by renewable energies.
Over 10,000 visitors to NFG walked around the garden on a carbon footpath impregnated with the footsteps of famous Climate Champions such as Jon Snow of Channel 4 News & Sir Tim Smit of the Eden Project. This personal experience allowed visitors time to connect with and reflect on the climate change and renewable energy concepts that inspired the original design.
The BBC featured the climate change messages and design features of the garden in a 7 minute piece during BBC2 coverage of RHS Hampton. This was viewed by 1.2 million viewers in the UK who were exposed to the ability of gardens to educate and inspire action on climate change.