Flowers for the future

Greener Gardens

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Walk in the park or look out of your bedroom window and chances are you’ll see a garden growing. These special patches of paradise are an ecosystem on our doorsteps. They are home to bugs, birds, and mammals and the plants they depend on. You might even be lucky enough to find a slimy amphibian or a scaly reptile there.

plantBut just like you, plants need water to survive. If the climate is too hot, water evaporates, it turns from liquid into gas - water vapour. If the climate is too cold, water freezes, it turns from liquid into solid – ice.

So how will our gardens look as the climate changes?

As plant species have evolved they have adapted to the different climate conditions that they grow in.

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Next: Adapting to change