RHS Greening Grey Britain – Let’s Get Started!

RHS Greening Grey Britain – Let’s Get Started!

Gardening comrades, help us in sparking an urban gardening revolution! From streets to rooftops, GardenTags and the RHS are on a mission to Green Grey Britain. 

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has a vision. To enrich everyone’s lives through plants. And to make the UK a greener, more beautiful place. The RHS Greening Grey Britain campaign is designed to fight the grey in our cities. And to enhance the beauty of nature. Read on to find out how you can help…

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Help us in Greening Grey Britain

We are making a stand against the depressing concrete sprawl and are calling for people to get ‘Greening Grey Britain’! Turn unloved and unspectacular parts of your neighbourhood into something beautiful. Make your garden even greener. Help us to Green Grey Britain!

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Paving over Britain, especially front gardens, is a critical issue. And an issue that we know people care about! 60% of people in the UK worry about paved front gardens and flooding. And 61% say paved over streets sadden them. Plus, 90% of people say they are happier when looking at gardens.

Our aim is to show how easy and beneficial it is to get involved. From pulling up a paving stone to plant, through to creating a herb-filled window box.  No matter how big or small the act – everyone can get involved and help to Green Grey Britain!


Benefits of Greening Grey Britain

Gardens play a crucial role in urban and suburban areas. And will potentially become even more important in the future as our climate changes. From helping protect us against flooding and extremes of temperature, to supporting wildlife and helping gardeners to be healthy.

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Gardens can provide an amazing range of benefits, including:

  • Improved air cooling. Making it more bearable in towns and cities in hot weather.
  • Insulation of buildings by garden vegetation.
  • Improved air quality.
  • Storm water mitigation which helps to reduce garden flooding.
  • A source of habitats for wildlife.
  • Improved physical and mental health and wellbeing for people who garden and enjoy the green space.


How Can I Help?

Greening towns and cities might sound like a grand idea that gets undertaken by your local authority. But, in fact, it is easy to take simple steps in your own garden.

From planting a wall shrub to growing a few more plants for wildlife. It can really make a difference. Whilst you may only own a small garden, if lots of people do something, the results will really add up.

Four easy ways to green up your garden:

  • Plant climbers and wall shrubs
  • Grow plants for wildlife
  • Use permeable paving
  • Plant a tree

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RHS Greening Grey Britain

We’re delighted to be joining GardenTags to help spread the word and encourage more people to get Greening Grey Britain. Along with GardenTags, we want to start an urban gardening revolution!

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Stay tuned to our RHS Greening Grey Britain account for some top tips from our experts on great plants and design ideas to green up your garden, and keep your eyes peeled for some #GrowRevURBAN blogs and competitions coming soon.

For more information please visit our website or search #GreeningGreyBritain on social media.

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