Antipodean historic gardens and climate change: Australian Garden History Society

Gardening in a changing climate requires experimentation and flexibility. Learning how others have responded to more dry spells and unseasonable wet periods can help, as can planning ahead to futureproof a garden. That’s the rationale underlying a project the Australian Garden History Society initiated with a grant from the international charity, the Historic Gardens Foundation. AGHS gathered a variety of perspectives to help garden owners and managers plan for and respond to the challenges of climate adaptation. These can be found on the climate adaptation pages of this website. The main ideas are also synthesised in a brochure that you can find here. Read about the AGHS’s framework for action on climate change, find out about where you can get good advice on reducing the carbon footprint, climate sensitive design, smart water and soil management and plant selection or go to the full stories to read about individual’s experiences in their gardens.

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