Climate Adaptation

Climate change: my short history

Smoke haze from bushfires, Sydney, December 2019, photo Francesca Beddie   I am on the verge of...

New Zealand historic gardens and climate change

Seasonal Climate Outlook April 2024 to June 2024 published by the  National Institute of Water and...

Changing to stay the same

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Melbourne Gardens, image courtesy Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria...

Government House Tasmania: managing change

Government House Tasmania (GHT) is situated on 15 hectares of land.  It is part of a complete estate...

Plants for a changing climate

In 1996, when my book Gardens of the sun was published, climate change was a topic of intense...

In extremis: the effects of climate change on our gardens

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology publishes historical data about the climate in Australia...

Gardening after a flood

In late November 2010, rain began falling in Queensland. By January 2011, floods had impacted 75 per...

Kentgrove: a case study

 Climate change often highlights long-standing preservation issues rather than discovering new...

Notes from a global warming garden, an update

Our new bridge built over Second Creek, with the dense wonga vine growing above and beyond into the...

Amsterdam’s parks and gardens: keeping the city green

Claudia Hyles (AGHS ACT, Monaro and Riverina) visited Amsterdam earlier in 2023 and reports on its...

In a warming climate, autumn might lose its colour: lessons from CRUNCHTIME

Eryldene is a historic house and garden in Sydney, with an important collection of camellias. The...

ClimateWatch Walk at Melbourne Gardens

Wednesday 8th February – Thursday 11th May 2023 (session times Thu 23 Mar Thu 27 Apr Thu 11...

Bookings open for C.R.U.N.C.H. TIME

C.R.U.N.C.H (Climate Resilience: Understanding New Challenges for Historic Gardens) TIME This...

Backyard actions to combat climate change

The impacts of climate change are obvious to gardeners, and the actions  they can take are similar...

Climate Toolkit: landscape and horticulture

The Climate Toolkit is a collaborative opportunity for museums, gardens and zoos who want to learn...

Climate awareness: the role of oral history

Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands of NSW, like so many places across Australia, was badly affected...

Climate change framework for action

  The Australian Garden History Society has drawn up this statement on climate change that...
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Whither historic gardens in this new era of climate change?

This was the question Jane Lennon posed in Australian Garden History 31 (4) April 2020, just as we...
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Notes from a global warming garden

In her article in Australian Garden History, vol. 32, no.3, January 2021, Susan Marsden drew on...
Climate Adaption

Climate Change Working Group

In late 2021, AGHS set up a climate change advisory group, chaired by Professor Tim Entwisle...
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Managing Botanic Gardens in a Changing Climate

Botanic gardens maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty...
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Case study: Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden: research–community partnership

Plant ecologist Andy Leigh, who investigates how Australian plants respond to extreme temperature...

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